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Music By Mail adds 3 important distribution sources to its working platform:
+ Ayler Records: www.ayler.com and Silkheart Records: www.silkheart.se are two labels based in Sweden. If Ayler is more focusing on avantgarde jazz and also to some extent rescued historic recordings, Silkheart " is dedicated to recording improvised music with the final touch that lifts it to the sublime heights of creativity", as they present themselves.
+ Les Allumés du Jazz. The collaboration with this association will open you the doors of many great French independant jazz labels. To name a few: Label Bleu, Deux Z, Nato, Hopi, Evidence, In Situ ....
+ Igloo Records are based in Belgium and for 25 years have been providing a platform for independant European jazz.
ALL ABOUT THE NEW ITALIAN PROGRESSIVE RELEASES!
VIII Strada: Babylon. Fading Records (FAD020CD). Nov. 2015. After a first successful album in 2008 and a long tour shared with the great Patrizio Fariselli, 2015 is the year of the return and of a new conceptual album. This is an album full of different "paths" of shifting colors, with constant changes of cadence and mood, in an ideal travel among struggling melodies, startling rhythmic bridges and a reckless sound. A modern and compact sound performed with an amazing skill, narrated in Italian by the powerful voice of Tito Vizzuso.
Arti E Mestieri: Universi Paralleli (88875126931). Sept. 2015. New album of inedits by the italian master of jazz-rock! As special guest of the album, Lino Vairetti from Osanna gives voice on "Nato", the bonus track.
Ballo delle Castagne: Soundtracks for an Unreleased Herzog Movie (SPQR XXXV). Nov. 2015. Limited to 300 copies, this album is "THE soundtrack album" for all lovers of Popol Vuh, oriental atmospheres, kraut and space rock!
Biglietto Per L'Inferno: Vivi. Lotta. Pensa. AMS 257 CD. Oct. 2015. New album and a return to the prog scene, focusing nevertheless on a re-reading of the old Biglietto's tracks from the 70's, especially from their second LP "Il Tempo della Semina". But beware, we are talking here of a new ambitious product that aims to realize and actualize the meaning of the word "Prog": music that goes on, progresses, matures and does not only look back.
Lino Capra Vaccina: Arcaico Armonico. Dark Companion (DC004CD). Nov. 2015. New album, featuring oboee, English horn, Capra's usual wild assorted set of percussives, Paolo Tofani and old mate Juri Camisasca helping. An album where the sound is at the center, in a universe of unprecedented emotional beauty that takes the listener to a different perception of time and space.
Cherry Five: Il Pozzo Dei Giganti. Cherry Five is a pre-Goblin outfit that released a noteworthy prog album in 1976. Now, almost forty years later, two of the members who would not move on to Goblin, drummer Carlo Bordini and singer Tony Tartarin, deliver a new Cherry Five full-length! On 'Il Pozzo Die Giganti' the revived 5-piece band reveals influences from a.o. Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Gentle Giant.
Curva di Lesmo: S/T. AMS (AMSCD245). Oct. 2015. Another new incredible project is born from the prolific Genoese prog scene, from the minds of Stefano Agnini (La Coscienza di Zeno) and Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, La Maschera di Cera, Hostsonaten...), bound by a hidden passion for surrealist, gothic and horror vintage comic books. Musically, the album consists of three long tracks for more than 50 minutes of solid symphonic/theatrical progressive rock, a rock opera sung, or rather interpreted in Italian. The first part is more adventurous and pushes La Curva di Lesmo's music towards folk, pop, electronic, new-prog and symphonic atmospheres, unusual even to the two composers. The second part is more classical with a long progressive suite reminiscent of the Zuffanti's work with La Maschera di Cera. References here are: Opus Avantra, Il Baletto di Bronzo, Pierrot Lunaire, Semiramis, Cervello; but there are fragments of the Genovese songwriting school (Fabrizio De Andr?) and electro-vintage moments (those of Italian seventies obscure groups such as I Guardiani della Galassia, Automat and others).
Delirium: L'Era Della Menzogna. Street date: 30-10-15. The 2015 full-length from the legendary Italian band that was an important part of the country's 70's progressive scene. This album contains nine quality tracks, featuring vocalist Alessandro Corvaglia, guitarist Michele Cusato, bass player Fabio Chighini, drummer Alfredo Vandresi, Ettore Vigo on keyboards, and Martin Grice on saxophone and flute.
Maurizio Di Tollo: Memorie di uno Sparring Partner. AMS262CD. Sept. 2015. This album marks the return of Maurizio Di Tollo (Distillerie di Malto, Moongarden, Maschera di Cera, Hostsonaten), three years after his successful solo debut "L'Uuomo Trasparente". The list of guest artists involved is really extraordinary, including among other Vittorio Nocenzi from Banco del Mutuo di Soccorso.
Downlouders: Arca. Lizard (LZ0117CD). Nov. 2015. A concept album sounding like a fantastic soundtrack between epic and melancholic atmospheres. From the magical psychedelic sound of the Seventies (the first Pink Floyd over all) and the cosmic kraut-rock to the dreamlike side of post-rock (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai as references), Downlouders are an open space-orchestra with strong use of synths, lysergic guitars, drums, deep bass, electric piano, trumpet, percussions and alien voices.
Ellesmere: Les Châteaux de la Loire. AMS259CD. Sept. 2015. Ellesmere is the brainchild of Roberto Vitelli, bass & guitar player from Italian prog band Taproban. As opposite to the bombastic sound of the band, Ellesmere focuses on an acoustic and yet symphonic approach, delivering a stunning 40 minutes suite much in the style of early Genesis and Anthony Phillips works (ref. The Geese and the Ghost). As the title suggests, every section of the suite is dedicated to one of the ancient French castles that reside along the Loire river. Several acoustic, classical and 12 strings arpeggiato guitar layers are topped with beautiful strings and flute melodies (John Hackett is guesting on most of the tracks) and an original vintage Mellotron provides further orchestration. Special guests also include Daniele Pomo from RanestRane on drums and percussion while vocals master Luciano Regoli (Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno, Samadhi) added multitrack vocal harmonies on four songs. The icing on the cake is a very special and rare feature by Anthony Phillips himself as The Narrator.
Homunculus Res: Come Si Diventa Ciò Che Si Era. AltrOck Productions (ALT050). Nov. 2015. Second album by the Sicilian Homunculus Res, confirming the originality of the first album and the full compositional maturity achieved by the band. Their vein remains strongly related to the best Canterbury scene, particularly to Picchio dal Pozzo but their musical approach remains open, combining melody and structure. The lyrics, as usual amusing and ironic, have a common thread, since this is a concept concerning a city hospital. The record is enriched by numerous special guests such as David Newhouse (The Muffins), Aldo de Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), Alco Frisbass, Regal Worm, Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Paolo "Ske" Botta(Yugen, Not a Good Sign, Ske). Mixed by Paolo "Ske" Botta and mastered by Udi Koomran.
Il Bacio Della Medusa. The three albums previously released on the Black Widow label are now reissued by AMS as papersleeve CDs! Il Bacio della Medusa (AMSCD251), with a bonus track, the song "OrienteOccidente", recorded live in 2010 at Rockin'Umbria Festival; Discesa agl'Inferi d'un Giovane Amante (AMSCD252) and finally Deus Io Vult (AMSCD253), a remastered version of the first pressing, containing the song "Fire" (Arthur Brown) as a bonus track and presented in a completely renewed 'pictorial' graphic layout.
La Fabbrica dell'assoluto - 1984: L'ultimo Uomo d'Europa. Black Widow Records (BWR183-2). 24-09-15. Recorded between October 2014 and March 2015, here's a new conceptual album by a new Italian band from one of Rome's districts, inspired by George Orwell's novel, set in a post atomic future where man is just a mean of production in a world controlled by the omniscient "Big Brother". The music can be placed in the retro-prog genre, with plenty of analog devices, from Binson Echorec 2 or Logan String Melody to the usual load of synths and keys like Hammond, Minimoog model D, Mellotron, etc... but also acoustic bass and lapsteel guitar plus several guests
Libra: Schock (CDOSTPK016). Oct. 2015. Schock (The Shock) is a film directed in 1977 by Mario Bava, the legendary Master of Horror and Noir. The original 33 rpm (LP MDF 33/113) released by Cinevox Record included ten tracks. The same material was reissued for the first time on CD in Japan by the specialized label SLC (SLCS-7155) and on CD in Italy in 2002 (CD 350 MDF) with four unreleased tracks. Meanwhile other master tapes were discovered. They gave the chance to find eleven totally unreleased tracks bringing this new edition to a total of 61:04 for the delight of music lovers and fans of Bava and Horror Film. Libra composed an OST that perfectly evokes in the sounds atmospheres with paranormal sounds, sometimes poetic and rarefied and sometimes spooky and scary.
Malibran: Le porte del Silenzio. Mellow Records (MMP531 CD). Oct. 2015. This is a remixed version of the band's second album, originally released in 1992. It also includes three live bonus tracks from 1990, 91 & 93 and "Work in studio", an interesting track with the voices of the musicians during the recording sessions of the album.
Metamorfosi: E Fu Il Sesto Giorno. Vinyl Magic Papersleeve (VM003CD). Oct. 2015. Originally released on Vedette Records in 1972, here's the debut album by Metamorfosi, just one year before their hit album "Inferno"! Not yet progressive but still belonging to what was called back then avant-garde pop, still anchored to old beat styles but already anticipating what would come a few monthes later, with interventions of flute and keyboards, a solid rhythmic base, a sometimes unpredictable song structure.
Osanna: Palepolitana. Afrakŕ Records(LVRG 2626). 2CD. August 2015. This double CD offers on CD1 12 new compositions and on CD2 a 2015 new recording of the historical Palepoli album; guests throughout include David Jackson (VDGG), Sophya Baccini (Presence), Gianluca Falasca (violin) and the Falasca String Quartet on 5 tracks.
PFM: Live Collection. NAR International (NAR110152). CD+DVD. Oct. 2015. Concert recorded and filmed for (and broadcast by) the Italian Swiss Radio & Television on November 25th, 1980, presented here in a remastered version. The track list includes PFM classics (La Luna Nuova, Il Banchetto, Celebration) as well as tunes from the - at that time newly released - album "Suonare Suonare" (Volo a Vela, Tanti Auguri, Si Puo' Fare and the obligatory hit Maestro Della Voce). This release seems to also appear with a different cover and title: Concerto Live @ RSI
Slivovitz: All You Can Eat. Moonjune (MJR074). October 2015. The undisputed masters of progressive gypsy electro-ecletic jazz from Naples, Italy, return to the table after a four-year studio absence.
Paolo Tofani: Real essence. Dark Companion (DC003CD). Nov. 2015. A new album by Area's guitarist. Even if influenced by Indian music, the album presents a new music, syncretic and deeply rich of inner peace, recorded with an impressive sound, with no overdub or electronic effect, showcasing Tofani's use of his Tricanta Veena acoustic guitar. The liner notes are written by Greg Lake, who wanted to know Tofani during his tour in Italy and was deeply touched by this extraordinary album
New jewel box edition from Sony from September 18th, 2015! Here's the list:
+ Area: Are(a)zione (88875135252)
+ Area: Caution Radiation Area (88883775532)
+ Area: Gioia e Rivoluzione (88875135282)
+ Area:?Maledetti (88875135262)
+ Stratos Pagani Tofani: R'n'R Exhibition (88875135302)
The Winstons: S/T. AMS 263. Release date: 06/01/2016. Here is a new power trio of multi-instrumentalists who explore a genre that almost no one has dared to face - the
Canterburian Prog-rock - but the album also contains references to beat, garage rock and psychedelia; they do so with a truly amazing mastery! Also available as limited edition on coloured vinyl (AMS LP118)
IT'S A BIG ... BIG ... WORLD!
PROG IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!
Brand X! Three new live recordings released on CD by Gonzo Multimedia!
+ Live From Chicago 1978 (HST307CD). Street date: 20-11-15
+ Live in San Francisco (HST284CD). Live from the Old Waldorf Theatre on November 28th, 1977. The sound quality of this one shows a bit of flutter, especially on the guitar. Street date: 20-07-15
+ Ronnie Scotts Live 1976 (HST341CD). Short duration but excellent sound! Street date: 18-09-15
England: Garden Shed Golden Edition. New Music - Green Tree (GTR 153). Originally released in 1977, this album is now presented in a digipak double CD reissue, the 2nd CD being THE bonus, with 8 tracks, several being previously unreleased. An exclusive 28 page booklet is included and the music is remastered from the original master tapes. The booklet contains lots of artwork and photos, song texts, production & recording information about all songs and extensive private / background info about the bonus tracks written by Robert Webb.
The Enid: The Bridge Show - Live @ Union Chapel. 2CD+DVD. 25-09-15. Amazing show!
Gentle Giant: Octopus (Steven Wilson 5.1 Remix). Alucard (ALUGG 049). Street date: 30-10-15. Digitally remixed and remastered edition of Gentle Giant's iconic album Octopus. It has been remixed by Steven Wilson and has an added bonus live 15-minute concert mix of "Excerpts from Octopus" by Steven Wilson from the band's 1976 tour. New sketches by Roger Dean are included in the packaging as well as both the artwork from the USA album and the UK album. Also available as a Blue Ray / CD set (ALUGG 050)
King Crimson: The long awaited release of Collector's Club 42 will be added to the shop in December 2015 as a pre order. See more here: CLUB 42
King Crimson: The Elements Of King Crimson 2015 Tour Box. 2CD Digibook. Street date: 16-10-15. Packaged in DVD sized fold out digipack style book case with 24 page booklet and originally available only at concert venues on King Crimson's sold out European 2015 tour, the Elements tour box was devised specifically for the current King Crimson tour & as a companion volume to the highly successful 2014 tour box. The compilation has already been a big seller throughout the UK/EU tour. The depth & variety of King Crimson's archives allows for the presentation of such "alternate best of/introduction to" style releases, providing a fascinating audio history of the band featuring extracts of the current line-up in rehearsal pre-tour, new live recordings taken from last year's sold out US tour, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes & finished recordings from 1969-2015, many of which make their first appearance on CD. Every line-up is featured across the 2CD set. The set also provides tantalising audio extracts & hints of forthcoming King Crimson releases. The accompanying booklet features sleeve-notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the current tour & a number of band & individual photos of the line-up taken by band member Tony Levin.
King Crimson: Thrak (Limited Edition Boxed Set). Discipline / Panegyric (KCCBX13). You did expect a new inflation of CD numbers? This new box is (only!) a 16 disc limited edition box set (12 CDs, 1 DVD-A, 1 DVD, 2 Blu-Ray) featuring studio and live recordings - many previously unreleased - from King Crimson's mid-1990s double trio line-up. Highlights include a new '21st Century stereo remaining' of THRAK (by Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp), ATTAKcATHRAK (a David Singleton edited collection of improvs), and Max VROOOM, which sees a release for the long out of print mini-album VROOOM. The DVD features the Warfield Concert and Tony's Road Movies films (the band on the road as filmed by Tony Levin).
Sanguine Hum: What We Ask Is Where We Begin: The Songs For Days Sessions 2CD. Jan. 2016. Benefitting now of a huge success, the band delivers a new double CD going back to an early album from 2006 that was until now only available as digital download. The second disc offers over 40mn never heard before songs and instrumental versions, a cover version of a Steely Dan hit, 20 mn. of studio session work for "Songs for Days", new versions of singles, liner notes, interview, rare photos and nmore.
Sun Dial: Mind Control. Nov. 2015. Originally released in 2012 on vinyl only, this album by the neo-psych English cult band sees now the light on CD, with two bonus tracks added (from the same recording sessions).
Thieves Kitchen: The Clockwork Universe (TKCD006). Street date: 23-09-2015. The new album sees the beginning of a reinforced cooperation with Änglagård, featuring now their bass player Johan Brand! Joining them once again are friends and previous collaborators: flautist Anna Holmgren (of Änglagård) and drummer Paul Mallyon (formerly of Sanguine Hum); both make a welcome return and have become an integral part of the band's unique sound. The Clockwork Universe was written and recorded in England and Sweden, and was mixed and mastered by Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studios (IQ, Asia, Big Big Train).
Keith Tippett: Mujician Solo IV. Dark Companion (DC001CD). Nov. 2015. This album is a faithful recording of the concert with which Keith Tippett opened the season "New Music in Piacenza", Jan. 14, 2011.
Steve Wilson: 4 ˝. 22-01-16. This 6-track album can be perceived as the interim between "Hand.Cannot.Erase." and Wilson's upcoming new album. Four of the tracks come from the sessions of the previous album, another comes from "The Raven That Refused To Sing" and the last one - "Don't Hate Me" - goes back to the album from 1998. The musicians on the album are those from the current Wilson line-up (Holzman, Wackerman, Minnemann, Travis, etc...). It is available on several formats: CD, Blue Ray (audio only) and 180 gram vinyl. The Blue Ray contains a high res. Stereo Mix + 5.1 mix and a bonus 5.1 Mix of the new "Lazarus" version that appeared shortly on the "Transience" compilation vinyl. The Blue Ray and vinyl versions also contains photos by Wilson's long-term collaborators, Lasse Hoile and Carl Glover.
OUR LITTLE SCANDINAVIAN CORNER!
Arabs In Aspic: Victim Of Father's Agony. Black Widow (BWRCD185-2). October 2015. Third album by this Norwegian band, started in 2013 and in the work can since.
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Silver Mountain. Rune Grammofon (RCD2174). 21-08-15. Here is an epic album containing five tracks between 10 and 22 minutes, four tracks being originals in addition to the most spaced out version of "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" you're likely to encounter. Needless to say, this comes highly recommended!
Jono El Grande: Melody Of A Muddled Mason. Rune Grammofon (RCD2175). 02-10-15. Some of Jono's finest writings can be found here, and he has refined his already considerable arranging skills to perfection! With his releases and stage shows he has now established his own signature, with mature compositions, refined arrangements, improved guitar playing and the introduction of subtle vocals. "Melody Of A Muddled Mason" is the sound of a composer and producer at the peak of his powers.
Kaipa: Händer. 29-01-16. Celebrating the band's 40 years anniversary, here comes the second part of remastered material, presenting anew and for the first time on CD the album "Händer" (80), with bonus tracks, new artwork, enriched booklet with photos and infos. "Nattdjurstid" (82) will also follow later in 2016. Those albums will also be released on vinyl!
Krokofant: Krokofant II. Rune Grammofon (RCD2177). 13-11-15. If last years debut was a fresh breath of youthful energy, this follow-up shows a trio very confident of their abilities. They ally a strong discipline with wide, exploratory arcs, Tom's agile guitar and Jørgen's snaking sax are always fighting to break out, just held in check by Axel's tough, rhythmic tumble. Only 22 years old, the young drummer is something of a sensation, combining pure energy with superior technical skills. This is a trio where you can hear the individuals pushing each other to new hights while keeping the solid group foundation intact.
Motorpsycho: Supersonic Scientists 2CD. Rune Grammofon (RCD2176). Mostly concentrating on the "ordinary" studio albums and a couple of outsiders and edited versions, this compilation is also the celebration of 25 very productive years and aims at being an introduction to newcomers and latecomers.
Møster!: When You Cut Into The Present. Hubro (HUBROCD2565). 11-09-15. On their previous album "Inner Earth", the band had taken a step in the direction of prog rock, and slowly and very patiently built up to an enormous climax. On "When You Cut Into the Present" this gradual build-up has been replaced with a more direct and confrontationally effective style. Prog rock, psychedelia and John Coltrane's jazz are obviously still sources of inspiration for the band, but this time they share the honours with everyone from King Crimson in their Red period to Alice Coltrane and the krautrock masters of Can. Their music has also incorporated references from the originators of the Nordic jazz sound of the 60's and 70's such as Garbarek/Rypdal/Andersen/Christensen. From the very beginning of the album the musicians hit the floor running, propelling themselves towards ecstasy with constant sonic excesses and grooving with marathon-like stamina. The result is a catchy, addictive and consistently creative eruption of an album that will get the pulses of many music lovers racing, and will glue grins to their faces.
Necromonkey: Show Me Where It Hertz. Roth H?ndle Recordings (RO 016). Based on a January 2015 live recording in Sweden, this 4th album is special, compared to the previous, in that it only uses drum machines and synths, including modular ones. It was edited in the studio in February but didn't add anything on top. It's a prog album wearing synth clothes!
FROM OVER THE ATLANTIC!
Akineton Retard: Azufre (CHTM01). The Chilean prophets of avant-prog have returned with a new album, still formated as quintet with guitar, double reeds and rhythm section; the music of the new album borrows from many styles and seem this time very accessible and nicely flowing! A good time to acquaint yourself with this band if you still don't know them!
Glass Hammer: Double Live. Sound Resources (SR3522). Deluxe 2CD + DVD. Oct. 2015. Recorded at RoSFest 2015, Glass Hammer "Double Live" marks the bands first live album in over ten years. It features epic tracks from the band's critically acclaimed albums Perelandra, Shadowlands, The Inconsolable Secret, If and The Breaking Of The World.
Hands: Caviar Bobsled. Shroomangel Records. 2015. Hands continues to garner worldwide attention with positive reviews and a loyal fan base, and as always are in the process of creating what they hope is aurally pleasing as well as intellectually challenging and relevant new work. To that end, their new album is a thrill ride of masterful playing, insightful observations and innovatory sonic scavenger hunts. Five years in the making -- employing over sixty different instruments (from Warr guitar to contrabass flute) -- this latest 73 minute effort from Hands is sure to please even those hardcore audiophiles striving for total heaviosity as well as jazzier rockers, prog poppers and classical leaning sensitives.
Kansas: Bryn Mawr 1976. Jan. 2016. A radio broadcast of one of the 1976 line-ups best gigs, performed by Kansas at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, on 22nd February, part of the concert tour for Masque, which had been released six months earlier in September 1975.
Marbin: Aggressive Hippies (MARBIN2). Capturing the intense energy of their live show with the pristine sound of a studio recording, Aggressive Hippies, Marbin's fifth album, which includes eight new compositions (and one improvised extended intro track) featuring Danny Markovitch (sax) and Dani Rabin (guitar) at their best, is the most engaging album of Marbin's albums to date. With the help of Greg Essig (drums) and John W. Lauler (bass), Marbin sounds as tight as only a band that plays out every night can sound.
Mystery: Delusion Rain. Unicorn Digital. November 2015. This is the 6th album released by the Canadian band, featuring a new studio lineup for the band and two guest musicians: Antoine Michaud on guitars who played guitars for Mystery during their 2014 tour and Sylvain Descoteaux who is a member of Huis
Matthew Parmenter: All Our Yesterdays. New solo album planned for release in March 2016. "All Our Yesterdays" is a stunning piece of work, best experienced as a single, all-encompassing musical odyssey. Each track can be taken on ist own individual merit but the full, immersive effect is most evident when they're all heard in succession. The album has been mixed by renowned producer Terry Brown (Rush, Cutting Crew) and mastered by Peter Moore.
Spock's Beard: The Oblivion Particle. InsideOut Music 2LP+CD. Release date: 21/08/15. 2LP Klappcover, 180 gr. black vinyl. The band's twelfth studio album sees them drawing from their core essence while stretching out into some exciting new territory. According to bassist Dave Meros, it's not a matter of how much the album recalls past Spock's material, but how much it differs.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers: Roxy The Movie. DVD/CD. Frank Zappa's concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood in December 1973 are legendary. Frank and the Mothers played three nights on December 8th, 9th & 10th and these shows formed the basis of the 'Roxy & Elsewhere' album that was released in 1974. However the performances were also filmed in 16mm and this footage has been sitting in the Zappa vault ever since, finally released now (October 2015).
WHAT HAPPENS IN EUROPE?
Falter Bramnk: Vagal. Gazul (GA 8867). Dec. 2015. Frank Lambert, also known as Falter Bramnk, likes to perform a brand of Progressive rock music Chris Cutler would have been proud of. His art can easily be put in the style of Rock In Opposition, such as defined by Henry Cow and Ensemble Nimbus, for instance. The album has been entirely produced and performed by Falter Bramnk. The artist plays piano, organ, synthesizers, sampler, guitars, strings, percussions, electronics, soundscapes... Nothing less ! Not even mentioning his voice, of course. He is helped by guests on snare drum and saxophone, for the tracks "Time Factor" and "Abschaum".
East: Symphonic. 2CD + DVD. November 2015. East celebrates their 40th Anniversary in 2015 with this special release, recorded live at the Palace of Arts (Budapest) on April 25th, 2014, with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Band.
Frequency Drift: Last. Gentle Art of Music. 6th album out on February 19th, 2016!
John Greaves: Piacenza - Solo live. Dark Companion (DC002CD). Nov. 2015. Piacenza is the testimony of a memorable, intense concert held at Nicolini Conservatory of Piacenza, for the series "New Music in Piacenza," in which John recounts in the mood intimate stages the best of his long and legendary career playing the unique Steinway Grand Piano, hosting the avantgardist vocalist Paola Tagliaferro and Annie Barbazza choirs in "The Song". The CD also includes the Robert Wyatt song "Sea Song" and bonus tracks performed as duo with the young Annie Barbazza during the sound check.
Loomings: Everyday Mythology. AltrOck Productions (ALT048CD). October 2015. Loomings is a one of a kind musical universe of mingled voices and percussions, acoustic and electronic sounds. Founded in 2012 by Jacopo Costa, an Italian musician living in Strasbourg, the band also includes three classical trained singers (Maria Denami, Ludmila Schwartzwalder and Beno?t Rameau) who join their forces to the jazzy groove provided by Louis Haessler (bass) and the percussions and electronics devices controlled by Enrico Pedicure et Jacopo Costa.
Rêve Général: S/T. AltrOck Productions (ALT049CD). October 2015. Debut album for a band including 2 violins, 2 guitars and 2 cellos, opening onto vast and uncharted musical horizons, ranging from chamber-rock to Rock In Opposition. Its members are well-known on the avant-prog and RIO music scene in France and abroad, from Guigou Chenevier (Etron Fou Leloublan) to other members of Volapük (violinist and singer Takumi Fukushima, Guillaume Saurel) and the Austrian band Metamorphosis (Christoph Pajer, Richard Deutsch, Jan Kavan).
RPWL: Plays Pink Floyd. Gentle Art of Music (GAOM 041). Oct. 2015. Limited Edition of a Floyd cover album built from live recordings between 2010 and 2015. From Syd Barrett to a reinterpretation of Atom Heart Mother, the album ends with Roger Water's "Let There Be More Light", a bonus track, taken from the since long sold out RPWL album "9".
Solaris: Live Chronicles. After having been released on LP, this recording from the Palace of Arts in Budapest (October 26th, 2014) is from November 2015 also available as CD (SMP006) and DVD (SMPDVD006). The DVD includes 3 tracks not featured on the CD.
Amarok: Hayak Yolunda (FGBG 4958). Dec. 2015. This new album showcases nine original tracks filled with precious refinement. It also includes a second disc, aptly named "Archivos - 2009-
2015", containing a Beatles cover as well as "Stratosfear" written by Tangerine Dream.
Carpe Diem: Circonvolutions (FGBG 4960). November 2015. With this new album and a surprising return after more than 35 years, Carpe Diem draws its strength from the essence of progressive music. This third opus is on the borders of Rock, Classic and Jazz and synthesizes these various musical influences to get the unique sound of Carpe Diem. Fifty minutes of original music where the instrumental convolutions develop around strong and remarkably chiseled rhythmic parts. Short vocal parts harmonize at length on current topics and take us into the dream world of the group. The style of the new Carpe Diem
reserves both, aesthetic and musical surprises of all beauties.
Jordan Cauvin: Guitarvision (FGBG 4967). November 2015. Philippe Cauvin's collection of six albums published by Musea in the year 2015 happens to be full of surprises, "Guitarvision" being one of the major ones. The artist had the great idea to ask his younger son Jordan to conclude the series with an opus under his name. The pieces selected here are from Philippe Cauvin's repertoire, and there was clearly no-one else than his son to make them his own. For this debut album, the guitarist also performs on bass and keyboards here and there, not to mention he did the arrangements. Family and friends are invited: Jonathan Lamarque (The son of Uppsala's virtuoso drummer) on drums, Antoine Layere on vibraphone and percussions, and as "gues star", big brother Thibault Cauvin shines on the highlight "Azar De Azahar". Through this personal vision, it seems that Jordan did reinvent his father's music!
Philippe Cauvin: Nu (FGBG 4962). November 2015. The first part of the series presented by the guitarist focuses on a solo recording on acoustic guitar from 2014
Philippe Cauvin: Des Mots Sur Des Notes (FGBG 4964). November 2015. The third opus of the series presented by Uppsala's guitarist is focusing on songs he wrote earlier, in an attempt of reaching a wider audience, a project that in fact never came to life but was worked out and ready to be released.
Philippe Cauvin: Fr?lements (FGBG 4965). November 2015. The 4th opus of the series brings us to the heart of the guitarist's musical universe. This album is a selection of material recorded during the studio sessions for a never released first album, other studio recordings from 1989, demos from 1988, but also several live recordings through time.
Philippe Cauvin Except: S/T (FGBG 4966). November 2015. This live recording from 2008 at a French club in Bordeaux shows the evolution of the guitarist towards a more improvisational and experimental approach, after an unsuccessful attempt at bringing Uppsalaback to life. This new project finds him playing an electro-acoustic guitar, backed by drummer Jean Luc Bret and percussionist Pascale Martinez, deploying her metal sound sheets on vibraphone and marimba, alongside playing other percussion and flute. The work on sound is here an essential element of the band, while blurred borders between the written and the improvised add a touch of fluidity that matches the trio very well.
Philippe Cauvin Groupe: S/T (FGBG 4963). November 2015. The 2nd part of the seies concieved by Philippe Cauvin gives us the possibility of rediscovering the short-lived band that succeeded to Uppsala after its disbandment. Based on tapes recorded during working sessions, the album is completed by selected solo works of film musics penned by Philippe
Interpose +: Memories in the Wind (MP 3297). Nov. 2015. 3rd album by this band often referred to as the Japanese Echolyn, due to a similar melodic sense and energy.
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Apsara / Altaďs: S/T. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ47-48). Sept. 2015. This double CD documents the pre-Shub Niggurath era. In short (the 12 pages booklet written by Aymeric Leroy details the whole story, with photos), in the early 80's two bands (Apsara & Gorgonus) from the same geographical area (Paris southern suburb), met & quickly became friends as they shared the same concern : their common Magma influence. After a while, the idea of merging the two combos into a big band emerged. Some of Apsara musicians rejected the idea & decided to continue on their own while Franck Fromy, Ann Stewart & Véronique Verdier joined Gorgonus that was quickly renamed Shub Niggurath. On their side, the remaining members of Apsara renamed the band Altaďs (with Eider Stellaire members soon joining & supporting). Until now none of Gorgonus & Apsara musics was ever issued ; only Altaďs released a maxi single vinyl in 1986 (whose long track forming the complete side 1 was later included on Musea's compilation "Énneade"). With this release, CD 1 contains the sole studio track ever recorded by Apsara (clocking over 11 minutes) + 4 live tracks recorded in 1983 (43 minutes). The sound quality of the live tracks is unfortunately mediocre but the label thought that their historical importance justified their official publishing. CD 2 is the first reissue of the complete Altaďs maxi single (3 tracks for a total of 14 minutes). All together the complete set includes 68 minutes of music, of which 25 are professional quality and 43 are decent bootleg sounding. Each CD comes in an individual cardboard cover, the Altaďs one being the repro of the original vinyl. With the 12 pages booklet, the whole thing is wrapped into a double sided plastic bag. Strictly limited edition of 500 copies!
Magma: Köhnzert Zünd. A 12CD-Boxset nicely shaped as a claw-box, presenting remastered live recordings from 1975 to 2011, two CDs being yet unreleased, and a 80 page booklet. The ultimative Zeuhl Xmas present?
VAK: Aedividea. Soleil Zeuhl (SZ49). Sept. 2015. 1st album of this French band whose sound & compos are firmly rooted into Zeuhl. Line-up of guitar, bass, drums, synths, vocals & flute.
Vak started in 2008, centered around the prog/zeuhl compos of Vladimir Mejstelman : repetitive patterns, asymetric measures, crafted melodies and emphatic moments. After several musicians changes over the years, further influences completed the melting pot from the progressive metal rhythmics reminding Tool or some of Mike Patton's projects, to experiments echoing the Rock in Opposition scene (Guapo). Female vocalist Aurélie Saintecroix does a great job, her wordless vocals strongly evoking Eskaton's early works. This first album has been recorded between 2011/2014, destined to be issued as 2 EPs (6 long tracks) - which never happened. Vak is nowadays heading towards a new kind of zeuhl with broad perspectives, notably metal & space-rock touches (a 2nd album should be issued in 2016!).
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Karfagen: 7. Already the seventh album by symphonic art-rocker Antony Kalugin!
Yuka & Chronoship: Third Planetary Chronicles. Cherry Red Records (YCUK-003). Oct. 2015. 3rd album by the Japanese band, filled with memorable melodies and epic moments
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60 Miles: ... Ou à Raison. Altrisuoni (AS 337). 2015. Nicolas Gerber (piano, Rhodes), Andr? Hahne (bass) and Johan Wermeille (drums) form a trio situated at the crossrads between rereading of classic jazz and bolder explorations, between the affirmation of the tradition and its questioning, between cultivating one's knowledge and bringing oneself in a permanent state of risk taking.
Peter & Will Anderson: A Sax Supreme. SteepleChase (SCCD 33122). Nov. 2015. Released on the LookOut "sublabel", focusing on upcoming artists, this album presents the twin brothers (already active on US and international jazz scenes as teenagers and having received numerous accolades from the press and acclaim from thrilled audiences) joining forces with fellow tenor saxists Ken Peplowski and Grant Stewart to present a dazzling program of quintessential jazz repertoire. The saxophone quartet is backed by pianist Ehud Asheria and the rhtyhm section of Neal Miner (bass) and Aaron Kimmel (drums). Recorded on March 19th, 2015.
AndersonPonty Band: Better Late Than Never. Ear Music (0210652EMU). CD+DVD. 25-09-15. A surprising collaborative work that indeeds gives meaning and unexpected results, Ponty's tunes seeing the addition of vocals by Anderson or Yes tunes being kind of jazzified, all this through an obvious positive and contagious energy and joy of sharing music together on stage.
Irene Becker & Aviaja Lumholt: Magic Mystery Moon. SteepleChase (SCCD 33126). Nov. 2015. Irene Becker is known as a central figure of the Danish contemporary music scene as composer/performer and as an essential member of the famed New Jungle Orchestra led by her colleague/husband Pierre Dørge. Released on the LookOut?sublabel,?this new album showcases Irene's mettle as arranger/composer adding Greenlandic singer Aviaja Lumholt's voice to create a unique musical universe. American cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the winner of the 2015 DownBeat "Rising Star" award makes a guest appearance on one of the tracks.
Richard Bonnet: Morning Bear. Hôte Marge 14. Dec. 2015. Digipak. Bonnet on acoustic 7 string guitar, recorded on April 22nd 2015 at John Kilgore Sound Recording Studio, New York.
Thomas Borgmann, Max Johnson, Willi Kellers:?One For Cisco. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 91). 2016. Limited edition of 300 copies. Recorded live on January 31st, 2015 at the New York Tenor Sax Festival 2015
Byard, Jaki & Riley, Howard: R & B. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 2100). 14-09-15. Recorded live at Pendley Manor Jazz Festival, Tring, Hertfordshire, on July 7th, 1985.
Jaki Byard trio: Live at the Jazz'Inn. Futura Ger 29. Nov. 2015. CD reissue on digipak of a recording from July 26th, 1971. With Gus Nemeth on acoustic bass and Jean-My Truong on drums. Not available on the previous LP release are two unpublished titles with Siegfried Kessler on piano, and Jaki Byard on alto saxophone.
Jorge Cabadas: More Steps. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 568). Street date: 29/01/16. A solo guitar album, presented this way by its composer: "More Steps is another stage in my quest as a soloist in the field of real time composition. In the 21st century, I am humbly attempting to pick up the baton of previous masters: Bach, Bartok , Cage, Ornette , AMM , Lester Bowie, etc. It is also a journey through my very own personal 'mikrokosmos'. I intend to find an order in the random by taking the structures arising from the immediate to a point of rest and conclusion. It essentially has to do with wanting to shape the random".
Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Didier Lasserre: Ceremony's a Name for the Rich Horn. NoBusiness Records (NBEP 3). 2016. Limited edition of 300 copies. Trumpet/Fluegelhorn duetting with drums, recorded live at la Maison Peinte, Labarthe-sur-Lčze, December 19th, 2014.
John Carter: Echoes from Rudolph's. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 80-81). Nov. 2015. CD1 is recorded on September 6th, 1976, except track 3 recorded on July 14th, 1977, both at Spectrum Studios. CD2 is recorded on the 19th of March 1977 at KPFK, Los Angeles, California. Carter id featured on clarinet and soprano sax, in trio with Stanley Carter (bass) and William Jeffrey (drums, percussion). Chris Carter (cymbal) and vocalist Melba Joyce also appear on one track.
Stanley Cowell: Reminiscent. SteepleChase (SCCD 31809). Oct. 2015. This trio recording with Jay Anderson on bass and Billy Drummond on drums starts with a classical introduction - an intermezzo by Johannes Brahms - and presents among other a featured program of Christmas melodies (titled a Xmas Suite). Recorded in February 2015.
Harold Danko Trio: Lost In The Breeze. SteepleChase (SCCD 31812). Shipping date: 05-02-16. Recorded in March 2015 with Jay Anderson on bass and Jeff Hirshfield on drums.
Miles Davis: Sun Palace, Fukuoka, Japan, October 1981. Hi Hat (HHCD3020). Street date: 30-10-15. Explosive performance at the Sun Palace, Fukuoka, Japan on October 11th 1981. Following a six-year absence from music while he rebuilt his health, Miles Davis erupted back onto the live scene in 1981 with a new, young band comprising Bill Evans (sax, flute), Mike Stern (guitar), Marcus Miller (bass), Al Foster (drums) and Mino Cinelu (percussion). This incendiary set was taped in Japan for FM radio broadcast and is presented here with background notes and images.
Dwiki Dharmawan: So Far So Close. Moonjune (MJR075). Nov. 2015. On his debut for MoonJune Records, the Indonesian iconic keyboardist, composer and producer, Dwiki Dharmawan, treats listeners to an exotic musical m?lange of the highest order. Featuring fusion and progressive rock luminaries, Chad Wackerman, Jimmy Haslip, (and fellow MoonJune artists and Indonesian giants) Dewa Budjana and Tohpati, and as well the legendary violinist Jerry Goodman. "So Far, So Close" features adventurous compositions, arrangements and performances.
Espen Eriksen Trio: Never Ending January. Rune Grammofon (RCD2173). 21-08-15. Beautifully recorded and mixed at Propeller Studio in Oslo, the focus is on typically Scandinavian elements such as folk music, melancholia and the deep woods. In that respect it's fair to say that they belong to the same tradition as Tord Gustavsen and the late Esbjörn Svensson, even Jan Johanson in some respects, but without really sounding like any of them. But it's also fair to say that the trio's less is more approach is in stark contrast to many contemporary piano trios, with shorter tunes and strong focus on melodic content.
Francesco Diodati Yellow Squeeds: Flow, Home. Auand (AU9056). 8-10-15. Italian guitar player Francesco Diodati presents here his third album as leader and a new Italian quintet, featuring Enrico Zanisi on piano, Enrico Morello on drums, Glauco Benedetti on tuba and Francesco Lento on trumpet. Diodati is also a member of Enrico Rava's New Quartet and has an ongoing duo project with the Italian trumpet player. The band results from the union of many approaches and styles, thus enriching Diodati's originals with a timbric range and countless expressive possibilities, including a tribute to Thelonious Monk, Diodati's musician of choice, here celebrated with a daring reinterpretation of Played Twice, which shows the interplay skills of this young yet wise quintet.
Free Jazz Group Wiesbaden: Frictions / Frictions Now. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 79). Nov. 2015. CD reissue. Frictions was recorded on July 12, 1969 at Walldorf Studio, Walldorf and released as an edition of 300 vinyl records on a private label in 1969. Frictions Now was recorded on July 9, 1971 at the same studio as Frictions. and released as a limited edition of 500 vinyl records on a private label in 1971. The ensemble included: Michael Sell (trumpet), Dieter Scherf (alto saxophone, oboe, piano, shepherds flute, shenai, prepared trumpet, bamboo flute), Gerhard König (guitar, prepared guitar, flute, double flute) and Wolfgang Schlick (drums, metal).
Andy Fusco Quintet: Whirlwind. SteepleChase (SCCD 31811). Street date: 05/01/16. Veteran altoist Andy Fusco makes his belated SteepleChase leader debut here with this 2003 quintet recording, showcasing his intense and strong command of the instrument in the bebop tradition. With John Mosca on trombone, Joel Weiskopf on piano, Dennis Irwin on bass and Billy Drummond on drums
Alessandro Galati Trio: On A Sunny Day. Via Veneto Jazz / Jando Music (VVJ105). 17-12-15. Galati's trio presents in this disc melodic and singable songs, often melting, drawing fantastic melodies, through a complex harmonic structure. Its charm is therefore in its duality between simple and complex, between the familiar and innovative. Listening to this record will be like traveling in a musical journey full of twists and turns of program that will fuel the desire to discover new sensations with the desire to "start again" with each new listening. With Gabriele Evangelista on double bass and Stefano Tamborrino on drums
I Giganti Della Montagna: Oi Dialogoi. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 555). 14-09-15. 2nd album by the Italian trio, who for this occasion has chosen to invite a very important guest: the multi-instrumentalist Stefano Maltese. The music played in this album is a sequence of short themes that space out extended improvised sections. It is an experiment of co-creation of the musical event in the structure of a dialogue.
Simone Graziano: Trentacinque. Auand (AU9053). 8-10-15. Italian pianist Simone Graziano's third album marks his second recording as leader of his quintet, Frontal, featuring Gabriele Evangelista on double bass, Stefano Tamborrino on drums, David Binney on alto sax as well as the new entry, Dan Kinzelman on tenor sax. Graziano's tracks are made up of elaborated structures and improvisation, his ensemble looking back at long-term bands in traditional jazz, working on a signature collective sound. This via bipolarity in music, rhythmic illusions deriving from electronic music, with upbeats and downbeats mixing up over and over, pure improvisation, counterpoint or polyphonic dialogue, and even hip hop!
Grencsó Open Collective: Derengé/Dawn. 2 CD. Dec. 2015. This joint production between Hunnia Records (HRCD 1508) and Slam Productions (SLAMCD 565) is focusing on the compositions of Hungarian musician György Szabados; his music is much influenced by Hungarian folk music and has found its own recognised place in the culture of that country. Among the guests invited here are to be found violist Szilárd Mezei, Ádám Meggtes, Ábel Fazekas and Gergö Kovás.
David Haney: Stix and Stones. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 567). Street date: 29/01/16. One of the most inventive pianists in USA, David Haney probes here the potentials and challenges of the piano/drums duo, in a series of duets with some of his favourite drummers: Bernard Purdie, Han Bennink, Giovanni Barcello, Marvin "Bugalu" Smith and Jimmy Bennington.
William Hooker: Light. The Early Years 1975-1989. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 82-85). 2016. Limited edition of 1000 4CD box sets. Compositions originally released on the following albums: "...Is Eternal Life", "Brighter Lights", "Formulas of Approach" and "Transition".
Lucia Ianniello: Maintenant. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 566). 14-09-15. This album - whose bandleader is a jazz trumpeter by training - is a work of auditory images, atmospheres and soundscapes, some visionary, with particular exploration of melody and timbre. Extended passages of collective improvisation are conceived as contrapuntal layering of sounds. The quartet offers a chamber sound obtained, despite a significant presence of electronic instruments and effects, through the trumpeter's arrangements, characterized by the absence of drums and the use of wordless instrumental voice.
Island Band, The: Like Swimming. Hubro (HUBROCD2553). 16-10-15. The Island Band is an orchestra led by musician, composer and producer Lars Myrvoll. With the album "Like Swimming" he has constructed a highly unusual and emotionally charged stream of music together with a stunning bouquet of versatile Norwegian musicians from bands such as Ultralyd, Splashgirl, MoHa, Kråkesølv, Sheriffs of Nothingness, Møster! and Datarock. In other words, a long list of the Norwegian music community's innovative "usual suspects"?.
Jitter: S/T. Barefoot Records (BFREC044LP). LP! Street date: 25/01/16. Jitter unites Danish and Swedish improv excellence into a trio of gentlemen with a less than gentle attitude towards the ethical treatment of instruments. Their debut album is a chamber music work of scratching, honking and clonking which leaves little doubt to the earnestness of the three musicians: Sture Ericson: reeds, Adam Pultz Melbye: double bass and Anders Lindsjö: guitar. Recorded in Berlin in 2013.
Per Oddvar Johansen: Let's Dance. Edition Records. Out 25th March 2016! Featured on drums, violins, vibraphone, guitars, wood percussion & electronics, Johansen has with him Norwegian pianist Helge Lien and TORBEN SNEKKESTAD on saxophones and reed trumpet. Meditative, beautiful, stately and austere, the songs on Let?s Dance are the product of a finely tuned musicianship, developing along an organic and entirely natural and unique path, each intensely satisfying and fulfilling.
Vic Juris: Blue. SteepleChase (SCCD 31810). Sept. 2015. Trio recording with Jay Anderson on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums. The album is heavily focused on ballads, which Vic's signature fluid sound backed up by his mature artistry fits perfectly.Recorded in March 2014.
Kasper Tom 5: I Do Admire Things That Are Only What They Are. Barefoot Records (BFREC046CD). Street date: 02-11-15. Drummer and composer Kasper Tom has assembled a group of internationally significant musicians from the European jazz scene, featuring among other Rudi Mahall (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Polish Tomasz Dabrowski (trumpet). The band is put together in an attempt to create a new sound of original compositions that require and challenge each musician's individuality and artistic identity.
Marilyn Lerner, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi: Live at Edgefest. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 90). 2016. Limited edition of 300 copies.
Martin Kchen / Johan Berthling / Steve Noble : Night in Europe. NoBusiness Records (NBCD 78). Nov. 2015. Recorded live at Glenn Miller Caf?, Stockholm, 15th and 16th December, 2014
Malija: The Day I Had Everything. Edition Records. Street date: 27-11-15. London based trio Malija brings together a collective empathy and co-leadership with all members sharing the production and writing roles. This new all-star trio features Mark Lockheart on saxophones and bass clarinet, Liam Noble on piano and Jasper Høiby on acoustic bass, the two last being known as members of the much celebrated band Phronesis. Two tracks also features strings by the Ligeti Quartet
Marco Cortesi EUP: Spring Thing. PBR Record (PBR J302). October 2015. Excellent quartet led by a guitarist - also handling guitar-synthesizer - whose project was born from a series of concerts in Switzerland. Featuring Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis and bass player Yuri Goloubev, as well as Gianluca di Lenno exclusively on Fender Rhodes, the album is stylistically eclectic, from fusionish, drum-bass oriented moments to more mainstream oriented other and a tribute to Ornette Coleman on the tune "Cathelin Gray", featuring a solo guitar arrangement by the leader.
Matteo Bortone Travelers: Time Images. Auand (AU9052). 8-10-15. French-Italian quartet led by the 30-year-old Italian double bass player Matteo Bortone, offering electro-acoustic moments and rarefied atmospheres, exploring all the connections between improvisation and avant-garde rock, always emphasizing the collective sound instead of the individual one. Unlike their first work, the sound palette is now enriched with more instruments, such as electric bass, synth and clarinet (besides alto sax and bass clarinet), adding new shades to improvisations as well as explaining a research in writing that focuses on the whole group instead of the quartet only ("Intro Crackle" was written as a 4-voices choral with double bass, synth, clarinet and bass clarinet). In such perspective, the synth has a co-leading role in some improvisations and also acts as a main thematic voice. With the exception of the famous Led Zeppelin's rock song "Houses of the Holy", Bortone has penned all tracks.
John McLaughlin: Black Light. Abstract Logix. Sept. 2015. Third studio album to feature his band, the 4th Dimension and conceptually related to a previous album made some years ago and called "Industrial Zen", this new shot by the guitarist represents a daring cross-section of his remarkable career. Throughout, elements of different traditions and styles McLaughlin has been inspired by (and, in some cases, helped to create) are juxtaposed and interwoven into startling new designs, in a most tasteful, musical fashion. Helping to cohere the sonic landscape of Black Light is the artful use of electronic elements - both in terms of programmed rhythm tracks, guitar synthesis, and Husband's uniquely human touch on synthesizers. The results achieved by integration of the band's powerful yet nuanced performances with textured electronic backdrops both haunting and urgent is startling. Witness Ranjit Barot going head-to-head with a propulsive, roiling synthetic rhythm track on "Kiki",?or how the band weaves in and out of "360 Flip"'s stark, unpredictable electro-underpinnings. "360 Flip" is also one of several Black Light tracks to feature Barot's mastery of konokol - an Indian tradition of vocalized percussion.
My 3 Sons: Who's We?. My 3 Sons, led by guitarist/composer Pete Petty, is a high energy fusion trio with strong roots in rock and funk. On bass is Bobby Patterson (DAG, Go There). On drums is Kenny Soule. The addition of Mark Wells on organ adds a new dimension to My 3 Sons well-developed sound.
The Pat Metheny Group: Phase Dancer Live '77. Hi Hat. Street date: 30-10-15. The complete broadcast on KJAZ-FM is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images. "Phase Dancer", "Watercolors" and "Wrong Is Right" were recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco on August 31, 1977; "San Lorenzo" was recorded at the Seattle Opera House on September 4, 1977. All are material from Watercolors and the Pat Metheny Group album (which would be released in 1978)
Szilárd Mezei Flute & Strings Trio : Fehér Virág / White Flower. Slam Productions (SLAMCD 569). Street date: 29/01/16. The Flute and Strings Trio was originally assembled in 2005 in Novi Sad, Serbia - the pure textures of viola, flute and acoustic guitar proving to be an enchanting combination. This recording was actually made in the early days of the trio, which was fortunate because since then Maja Radovanlija (acoustic guitar) has moved to live in USA and Svetlana Novakovic in Slovenia resulting in few opportunties for the trio to perform. Mezei says himself: Music of the trio moves from completely free improvisation over dramaturgical compositional techniques to fully-written compositions. These compositions are mostly written with aleatoric technique, and despite the fact that it is a composition, due to the aleatory sonority it is very close to improvised music, but with clearer melodic, rhythmic and harmonic terms than in a completely improvised music. In addition to the collective playing, solos and duets play a big role in the program of the trio.
Sunny Murray Quintet: Aigu-Grave. Marge 11. Nov. 2015. Digipak reissue of an album recorded on April 1st, 1979 at Studio Ramsčs, Paris. With Bobby Few on piano, Alan Silva on bass, Richard Raux on tenor sax and percussionist Pablo Sauvage on two tracks.
Enrico Pieranunzi: My Songbook. Via Veneto Jazz / Jando Music (VVJ106). 28-01-16. The album contains eleven of Pieranunzi's own compositions, music and lyrics, that flow effortlessly thanks to acclaimed vocalist Simona Severini, who exudes a wonderful sensibility and interplays well with her expressive voice. Pieranunzi and Severini started collaborating in 2012, on the occasion of the tribute record to Lucio Dalla and have continued working together since then. The compositions are artfully arranged by Pieranunzi, in different formations ranging from duo to sextet, with an astonishing range of expression that shows off the quality of the musicians involved, among Italy's best-known jazz players (Luca Bulgarelli, Nicola Angelucci and two guests Rosario Giuliani and Francesco Lento).
Enrico Pieranunzi: Proximity. CAM Jazz (CAMJ 7794-5). Nov. 2015. A new, great album by Enrico Pieranunzi. With Matt Penman on double bass, Ralph Alessi on trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, and Donny McCaslin on tenor and soprano sax. Four superb musicians from different generations, each with a different sensitivity to music, who are having fun looking for a common rhythm, paradoxically with no reassuring support from drums, but trying to back one another up, taking all the jazz they have experienced and striving to conceive their own concept. As in every fine record by the Roman pianist, this CD rests on study, dedication and a respect for jazz, elements that firmly connect Pieranunzi to the traditions of the music he loves and allow him to create and compose new themes. Small steps forward in the wake of great classics. A never-ending search for advancement and new nuances in his songs. Opting to build a fresh musical framework with an unproven quartet is doubtlessly the most concrete evidence of this research and projection into the future. All of the pieces on this CD were composed by the band leader.
Marcus Printup: Young Bloods. SteepleChase (SCCD 31804). Oct. 2015. Trumpeter Marcus Printup rounded up a choice selection of young prize winning new talents to form this sextet (trumpet, alt sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums).
Bernd Reiter Quintet feat. Eric Alexander:?Workout. SteepleChase?(SCCD 33123). Street date: 04/01/16. Drummer Bernd Reiter formed the quintet presented here in 2015 to perform a tribute program of Hank Mobley's music featuring American tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander whom he started to work with in 2012. The band's extensive European tour produced this live album from the last two concerts at the Bird's Eye in Basel, Switzerland, on February 27th, 2015. On piano, French jazzman Olivier Hutman!
Stephen Riley & Peter Zak: Haunted Heart. SteepleChase (SCCD 31806). Oct. 2015. Here on his latest album, tenor saxophonist Riley formed a duo with his favourite piano man Peter Zak to stage an intriguing recital filled with amazing performances. Recorded in December 2014.
Aki Rissanen: Amorandum. Edition Records. Street date: 04-03-2016. Over the last few years Aki has quietly been building a name in the international jazz world both as a leader and as a sideman. With Amorandom, he delivers his most authoritative work to date. There's a fluidity in his playing and a boldness in his composing that deserves widespread praise and real recognition for one of the finest young European pianists. With him are Antti Lötjönen on bass and Teppo Mäkynen on drums.
Michael Rosen: Sweet 17. Via Veneto Jazz / Jando Music (VVJ104). Dec. 2015. Sweet 17, as with all albums of the saxophonist / composer, leaves ample room for melodic beauty, fluidity and expressiveness, and introduces the more dynamic, modern and evolved compositions that Rosen has written so far, reflecting all the experience gained from the late 80's to date. Accompanying him on this musical experience are highly-acclaimed musicians such as: Lage Lund (guitar), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Domenico Sanna (piano), Matt Penman (double bass) and Bill Stewart (drums).
Ameen Saleem: The Groove Lab. Via Veneto Jazz (VVJ103). 22-10-15. "The Groove Lab" explores new sonic territory, incorporating a broad range of sounds and influences that blend to form an eclectic musical palette; a sort of neo-soul, where jazz, soul and funk come together. Ameen embarks on this musical journey with a stellar cast of musicians, all of whom are characterized by a creative, individual and expressive musical talent, stretching out beyond the boundaries of jazz. The band includes two female vocalists with varying approaches, trumpet and flugelhorn (Roy Hargrove), tenor and soprano sax, different pianos (Cyrus Chestnut on acoustic piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, organ), guitar, electric bass and double bass, two drummers, both remarkably talented and with unique styles. The richness of colours and instruments allow Ameen to freely glide, surfing on powerful groovy waves, among funk beats and jazz vibes, bluesy solos and rock electric guitar solos, bound together with remarkable fluidity, revealing empathetic group interplay and innovative ways to work within jazz.
Dave Scott Quintet: Brooklyn Aura. SteepleChase (SCCD 31808). Nov. 2015. Dave Scott, an award winning trumpeter and a dedicated educator, is first and foremost recognized as a prolific
and resourceful composer. He composes for and performs with his own jazz ensemble consisting of New York's finest improvisers, with among other saxophonist Rich Perry. Recorded in March 2015.
Mirko Signorile: Waiting for You. Auand (AU3010). Dec. 2015. ŽAfter years of works based on original compositions - Mirko Signorile says - I just wanted to dive in the pure pleasure of playing. Standards are this to me: a land I can feel at ease when wandering inŻ. This feeling of enjoyable loosening starts appearing in the first track, a lively rendition of "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You", immediately unraveling the will to have a musical conversation with Marco Bardoscia (double bass) and Fabio Accardi (drums) while walking in the past.
Splashgirl: Hibernation. Hubro (HUBROCD2559). 06-11-15. Fifth album for this jazz doom trio, continuing their close collaboration with technician and producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Marissa Nadler). The music on "Hibernation" is rich in detail, catchy and laid-back, and has a solid drive and a powerful motor. Now the band sounds better than ever.
Vladimir Tarasov, Eugenijus Kanevicius, Liudas Mockunas:?Intuitus. 2LP. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 92-93). 2016. Limited edition of 400 copies. Recorded at Vladimir Tarasov home studio in Vilnius, June 2014.
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra / Christian Wallumrød: Untitled Arpeggios And Pulses. Hubro (HUBROCD2566). 30-10-15. Christian Wallumrød was commissioned to compose a work for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra on the occasion of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival's 50th anniversary in 2014, and it was really a work with a capital W that he produced. The clearly pulse-driven work consists of four parts that are connected and range from the unassertively acoustic to the intensely forceful.
Unitrio: _page_2. Altrisuoni (AS319). 2015. An atypical combo that matures over time and develops their own language, a unique way to put music and energy into motion. Following the "page 1" album in 2011, this follower offers sound material in constant evolution, keeps the listener involved at all times. Damien Argentieri on Hammond B3, Frédéric Borey on tenor sax and drummer Alain Tissot keep writing new pages on a fertile soil where freedom, risk taking and care in writing are important fertilizers!
Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981. 4CD boxset. Nov. 2015. Sourced from never-before-heard soundboard tapes recorded by longtime live mixing engineer Brian Risner, produced by Peter Erskine and curated by Joe Zawinul's son Anthony, this package uniquely showcases Weather Report's extensive prowess as a band, opting not to replicate the ebb and flow of a standard Weather Report set at the time, instead offering a uniquely curated experience that captures the dazzling directions the group took at the arguable height of their powers.
Joel Weiskopf Quintet: Where Angels Fear To Tread. SteepleChase (SCCD 31813). Shipping on February 5th, 2016. On this new album Joel Weiskopf brings out his time-tested repertoire for quintet date with his Syracuse compatriots Joe Magnarelli (tp) and Andy Fusco (as). Doug Weiss is on bass and on drums we find Jaimeo Brown. Recorded in March 2015.
FRESHSOUND .... FRESHSOUND .... FRESHSOUND .... FRESHSOUND ....
Fresh Sound Records
Clifford Brown / Max Roach All Stars:?Best Coast Jazz?(FSR 868). 2LPs on 1 CD, 24bit digitally remastered. Sept. 2015. Recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California, August 10, 1954, those sessions featured an all-star group headed by trumpeter Clifford Brown, with two outstanding and Bird-influenced alto saxophonists: Joe Maini, and Herb Geller, both compelling players, each with an extraordinary ability to swing. A stimulating contrast in colour is provided by the dark-toned, sinuously swinging tenor of Walter Benton. An appropriately incendiary rhythm section in pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Curtis Counce and the magistral Max Roach, stokes the fires of invention behind them with sensitivity, imagination and drive.
Kenny Clarke: Plays the Arrangements of Andr? Hodeir, Pierre Michelot, Christian Chevallier & Francy Boland (FSR 864). Sept. 2015. Recorded during 1956-1960, the initial years of drummer Kenny Clarke's permanently settling in Europe, these four sessions display his versatility and consistently commanding musicianship over richly varied settings, some graced, among others, by the stellar presence of US tenor giants Lucky Thompson and Don Byas.
Paul Desmond Quintet & Quartet: Desmond: Here I Am (FSR873). 2 LPs on 1 CD, 24 bit digitally remastered. Sept. 2015. Paul Desmond recorded his first two albums as leader in 1954 and 1956,
and they emphasized what fans of the Dave Brubeck Quartet already knew: his lyrical alto saxophone work made him one of the great individualists in jazz. The first albums shows him in quintet, the second half of the album adding The Bill Bates Singers - a vocal sextet - and guitarist Barney Kessel. The second album presents his quartet and features Don Elliott on mellophone in a pianoless quartet that follows the soft-styled approach they both favored.
Stan Getz - Chet Baker Quartet: Live at the Haig 1953 (FSR 870). 24 bit digitally remastered digipak reissue. Sept. 2015. Recorded at the Haig club, Los Angeles, June 16, 1953.
Yusef Lateef Quintet: "The Dreamer"?& "The Fabric of Jazz" (FSR 872). 2 LPs on 1 CD, 24 bit digitally remastered. Sept. 2015. 1959 session produced for Savoy and originally issued on two albums, showing the versatility of Lateef as instrumentalist and composer.
The Larry Young Trio: "Testifying", "Young Blues", "Groove Street", plus "Forrest Fire" (FSR 871). 4LPs on 2 CDs Stereo 24 bit digitally remastered. Sept. 2015. The three first albums are Young's first as a leader. Recorded in 1960 and 1962 for the New Jazz/Prestige label, they document a period when the 20 year-old organist was starting to establish a name for himself on the jazz scene. As a bonus, this set includes five tracks from "Forrest Fire", another 1960 record date with Young and his trio act as backing for the solid blowing of the full-bodied tenor of Jimmy Forrest. These sessions, relaxed and unpretentious, are the epitome of swing-rooted, soulful jazz.
Fresh Sound New Talents
None this time!
AVANT GARDE / NEW MUSICS
Steve Reich : Four Organs / Phase Patterns. Superior Viaduct (SV096CD). 04-02-16. "Four Organs" is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibson's stoically steady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound, stretching the tones to create (in Reich's words) "slow-motion music". Inspired by Reich's early training on drums, "Phase Patterns" treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971 and one of the most highly regarded avantgarde recordings in the past 50 years. Will also be released as vinyl (SV096) on February 25th.
Commodity Place: Requiem For A Living Planet. Pocket Panther Records (PP035). 8-10-15. The Commodity Place project was born from the musical inspiration of two roman musicians Massimiliano Loretucci (computer and synths) and Riccardo Frosoni (guitar and percussions). Their sound is characterized by the most elegant electronic and psychedelic influences which shape a unique style: between krautrock, balearic and ambient. Here, the duo gives life to its first CD album. A totally focused ambient and chill out job. The nine tracks which compose the album follow a unique theme whose aim is to hypnotize and fascinate the listener, to take him through an emotional trip which goes from ambient to more cultured krautrock, that can be listened in one sitting, to then go back to, and be repeated again and again.
DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ... DVDs ...
Nothing this time.
ETHNIC & WORLD MUSIC
Nothing this time.
PSYCHEDELIA .... ROCK .... BLUES .... SOUL .... HARD .... ETC ....
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Nothing this time!
THE VINYL CORNER !
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Please note the following: all the entries below are marketed at some time and listed here at launch time; most of them are much sought after items and therefore will quickly be sold out! It is impossible for us to know WHEN this will happen and with time going, they may still appear here after being sold out or deleted; therefore take a good look at the street date we provide ( when we know it!) and don't be too surprised if you happen to discover an unavailable item here; you will probably have found it too late, years after it was written down!
3 Hür-El: Hür-El Arsivi. Guerssen (GUESS056). July 09. 2nd album that came out in 1976, still on the Diskötur label. It has a more Western feel than the previous; more drums, less percussions but still an astounding blend of psychedelic rock and Turkish tradition, plenty of distorted fuzz guitar and electric saz. Comes with an insert, with liner notes and photos.
3 Hür-El: S/T. Guerssen (GUESS057). July 09. One of the very few, if not the only one, Turkish groups not doing any covers but only self-penned compositions, here in their debut album from 1972. A brilliant set of Turkish ethno-influenced folk-rock tracks with a psychedelic feel, some great electric guitar and fantastic Eastern percussion. A very rare album now available again, with mastertape sound, insert, liner notes and photos.
A Piedi Nudi: Creazione (95). Mellow Records. Sent in May 08: last copies of this LP + EP by an Italian prog metal band which many have compared to Deus Ex Machina because of the numerous stop-and-go sections, the constant theme changes and the musical complexity. So don't wait too long! If you read this today, act today! €25
Abdul-Malik, Ahmed : Jazz Sahara. So Far Out (OUT5002LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. Decades before the advent of 'World Music', bassist-composer Ahmed Abdul-Malik introduced Arabic music into jazz, creating a distinct, unique sound that was far beyond its time. He was also the first to use the oud, a pear-shaped, traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument similar to a lute, as a jazz instrument. Recorded in 1958, with tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (his bandmate in the Monk quartet), and originally out on the Riverside label, Abdul-Malik's debut solo album Jazz Sahara was a burning fusion of Middle East and West. €16
Abiogenesi: Io Sono Il Vampiro. Black Widow 180 gram LP (also available on CD). BWR088LP / BWR088CD. 4th album by Tony D'Urso, this album is the soundtrack of the italian horror movie "I am a Vampire" in the usual Dark Prog style but also exploring a more psychedelic touches with the addition of great cover versions of Never Let go (Camel), Lady in Black (Uriah Heep) and Mary Clark (Black Widow) and with the help of Marco Cimino (keys) and Gigi Venegoni (guitars) from the 70's Italian band Arti e Mestieri. Beautiful artwork made by Anna Ferrari in gatefold cover. (LP €18 & CD €17)
Acqua Fragile: Mass-media Star. Sony (88875121271). 180 gr. LP reissue. Sept. 2015
Adderley, Cannonball with The Bossa Rio Sextet Of Brazil: Cannonball's Bossa Nova. Doxy ACV (ACV2029). Sept. 2014. The Brazilian band was no less than Sergio Mendes' Bossa Rio group. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Agorà: Live in Montreux. Vinyl Magic (VM 086LP). 13/07/12. Founded in Ancona, Agorà curiously debuted with a live album instead of a studio one; music, as specified in the album notes, is clearly inspired by Weather Report, but the influence of their country fellowmen Perigeo is evident too. The artwork, made by Cesare Monti, is very peculiar too, with a front standing-up edge-cut tree. This is a faithful reproduction, in black audiophile 180gr. black vinyl.
Aitken, Laurel: Rege Dege Ding. Dynamite (DNM14003). 180 gr. 2LP. May 2014. This collection of early singles culls together mento and ska tracks recorded between 1958 and 1962 by "The Godfather of Ska" for labels like Kalypso and Blue Beat.
Aitken, Laurel: The Fantastic Laurel Aitken. Radiation Reissues (RRS038LP). Dec. 2014. Remastered and expanded (4 bonus tracks) edition of this hyper-rare early '70s release from the "Godfather Of Ska".
Aitken, Laurel: The High Priest Of Reggae. Radiation Reissues (RRS039LP). Dec. 2014. Finally, after four decennies of waiting for its re-release, fans can finally obtain the LP, with the added incentive of 4 bonus tracks from those 69 sessions.
Jason Ajemian, Tony Malaby, Rob Mazurek, Chad Taylor: A Way A Land Of Life. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 74). 2014. Limited edition of 400 copies
Aktuala: La Terra. Psych-Out Records (PO-33031). 2012. Originally released in 1974, the band's 2nd album saw a change in the line-up, featuring among other what must be one of the first - if not the very first - appearance of Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu. Fantastic 180 gr. blue vinyl reissue with a strong textured cardboard cover. Expensive but every penny worth! Collectors, this is a true gem!
Aktuala: S/T. Psych-Out Records (PO-33030). 2012. Self-titled debut album, originally released in 1973 and here reissued as a red-coloured LP with a fantastic, beautiful textured gatefold cover! Pressed on 180 gr. vinyl. Expensive but every penny worth!
Aktuala: Tappeto Volante (BBXL 10009 LP). 06/06/14. This exclusive reissue of the band's third and last album is enriched by a booklet with rare and unreleased images, plus the bonustrack "Il Sussurro dell'Anima", taken from the solo works of Walter Maioli, the true spiritual guide of Aktuala
Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale : S/T. LDM (LDM1). Street date: 11/10/11. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of an album from 1978, also including a 60 x 90 poster and insert. Curious, enigmatic, fractured and gorgeous, this albums features dense electronic soundscapes, including inspired analog synth excursions, classical music tendencies and off course massive "cerebral" avant gardist fantasies.
Alluminogi, Gli: Scolopendra (VMLP121). New 180 Gr. vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. €17
Alog: Unemployed. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3116). 14/11/11. Individually numbered and strictly limited (300) 4LP edition boasting 77 extra minutes of brand new music not available elsewhere. Three of the records on white vinyl and one on black. Playful, adventurous, mysterious and exploring, this is an experimental, yet accessible, music of the very finest sort and comes highly recommended.
Alphataurus: S/T. AMSLP09. Exact replica of the triple gatefold original cover, with labels replicas and yellow vinyl. Alphataurus were one of the many unknown Italian bands who suddenly had a recording deal - with the newly born Magma label - made an album and disappeared into oblivion.
Alphataurus: Live in Bloom 2010. AMS 49LP-B. Clear Blue 180 gr. vinyl edition. 09/03/12. After being reformed, Alphataurus played a gig on November 6th 2010, part of the Bloom festival in Mezzago, near Milano. It was a memorable event for the lucky 700 people who attended it!
Alusa Fallax: Intorno Alla Mia Cattiva Educazione. Vinyl Magic VM103LP. May 2008. Reissue of a great little-known gem, in the best Italian prog tradition, originally released in 1974. The album is led by keyboards with classical influences.
Anak Bayan: S/T. GDRLP0704. Street date late August 08. Band from The Philippines, characteristic of an early 70's style called Pinoy rock. Limited to 400 copies only, coming in top quality exact replica covers of the original albums and great remastered sound. €16
Amon Düül: Meetings with Menmachines Inglorious Heroes of the Past... Klimt Records (MJJ351LP). Nov. 2012. In its ultra rare artwork original! This LP was originally released in 1983 on the small British label, Illuminated Records with an album sleeve of original artwork that was soon inexplicably replaced by a mediocre band photo on all subsequent reissues. It was the second of four all-new studio albums made by this UK-based incarnation of Amon Düül. The new Amon Düül featured John Weinzierl on guitar, ex-Hawkwind bassist Dave Anderson (both from Amon Duul II), ex-Van Der Graaf Generator Guy Evans on drums, and Julie Waring on vocals. For this LP the band moved away from the more free-form freakout of their earlier days towards a sound that was far more structured and derivative, with definite New Wave / post-punk leanings. €16
Amon Düül 2: Phallus Dei. Revisited Records. 2009. LP reissue with the original artwork. €19
Amon Düül 2: Yeti. Revisited Records. 2009. Reissue of the 2LP with original artwork. €24
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: An Evening Of Yes Music Vol. 1. 2LP Deluxe vinyl version. Sept. 2014.
Andromeda: S/T. Black Widow Records (BWR 140). New special edition from 15/06/14. One of the hidden treasures of the English psych-progressive era of the late sixties, Andromeda was originally released by RCA in 1969. The new edition will be released on LP, with the addition of the single "Keep Out 'Cos I'm Dying / Go Your Way"; the cover will maintain the original artwork with special laminated cover. It also includes three sketches inserts by John Du Cann and two replicas of concert posters. Andromeda was a blend of psychedelic, progressive, jazz and hard rock power trio which lasted only enough to release one album. They were formed back in 68 by John Du Cann, later of Atomic Rooster.
Anekdoten: Until the Ghosts Are Gone. Virta (VIRTA006LP). LP + CD. 29/05/15.
Anekdoten: Vemod. Virta (VIRTALP001). 2LP. Street date: 11/03/11. Anekdoten's debut album from 1993 has been remastered. With gatefold cover, 180g HQ vinyl including bonus 12"(Sad Rain) and a poster. Limited numbered edition of 400 copies.
Änglagard: Prog På Svenska - Live In Japan (ANG004LP). 2LP. Street date: 20/06/14. Änglagård has since the success of "Viljans Öga" put a lot of effort in a live album from Japan, where they've shared stage with Crimson ProjeKCt.
Änglagård: Viljans Öga. Street date: 31/07/12. After a long silence, here is the long awaited 3rd opus by the Swedish cult band! Available in a limited (1500 copies) double black vinyl edition or clear vinyl (500 copies) + 4 postcards! Don't wait too long!
Anima Morte: Face the Sea of Darkness. Horror Records (HOR026B). June 2011. 2nd very limited pressing of only 260 copies on bronze vinyl! Will not last forever ...
Anima Morte: Upon Darkened Stains. Transubstans (TRANSV25C). 23/12/14. 2LP limited edition on clear vinyl.
Annot Rhül: Leviathan. Black Widow Records (BWR 170). 15/10/14. LP White limited edition with poster and booklet
Antonius Rex: Hystero Demonopathy. Black Widow (BWR 153). Jan. 2013. The new album is a multisound-multistyles of concentrate fusion: gothic, classic, post-classic, dark, doom, metal, impressionist, progressive, post-progressive, after-rock.... with micro electronic inventions and perseverant events. €17
Antonius Rex: Magic Ritual. Black Widow 180 Gr. BWR 083. After Magic Ritual DVD success, cult band Antonius Rex is back with the Lp edition of Magic Ritual with the addition of a new 15 mins suite called "Fairy Vision" composed in 2001 in Vlad Tepes castle. Music composed by Antonio Bartoccetti, arranged by Doris Norton. €18
Antonius Rex: Ralefun (32th anniversary edition). Black Widow (BWR 128 LP). Jan. 2011. This cult album from 1979 includes the unreleased song "Proxima Luna", recorded in 1980 and is officially released for the first time on vinyl!
Antonius Rex: Zora (77). Black Widow (BWR118LP). 32nd Anniversary Edition. 2010.
Apoteosi: S/T. AMS100LP. May 2015. Gatefold LP reissue.
Aquila: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ370). Street date 14/04/14. Aquila was formed in 1970 by Welsh guitarist/vocalist Ralph Denyer, who had recently left the group Blonde On Blonde. Aquila's self-titled debut - and only long player - from the same year is a delicious mix of progressive rock, psych-pop sensibility, a Traffic-like funkiness, and pastoral country-rock. Produced by Nirvana's Patrick Campbell-Lyons and powered by Denyer's rugged vocal delivery, Aquila unfairly faded into obscurity rather quickly but has been sought after by collectors for over 30 years.
Arachnoid: S/T. Replica (RPC03). May 2014. This 1979 record is the sole album by the French band, architects of a dark progressive and psychedelic masterpiece, with a King Crimson flavor. "Arachnoid" is not only one of the best classic symphonic rock albums of the second half of the 70's, but also the most complicated and intriguing. LP reissue on 180 gr. vinyl and a limited edition of 500 copies
Area: 1978 Gli Dei Se Ne Vanno Gli Arrabbiati Restano. Vinyl Magic (VM 142LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1978. The music moves in a stronger free-jazz direction. It was the last album with Demetrio Stratos who
died in 1979. Faithfully restored in the original gatefold sleeve cover! €20
Area: Are(A)zione. Akarma (AK 397 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Are(A)zione. Gatefold LP 180 gram Get Back GET5104. For their fourth album (originally released in 1975 on Cramps), Area's unique sound combined the punch of rock with the frightening chaos of experimental music. The "International POPular Group" was a fascinating band. This album contains one song from each of their previous records plus a 15-minute jam (the title song) and a free-jazz interpretation of "L'Internazionale". €16,50
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Akarma (AK 394 LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Arbeit Macht Frei. Get Back (GET LP5101). 2007. Debut album by the massively influential Italian prog group, originally released in 1973 on the experimental Italian Cramps label. This ground-breaking album sailed Italian music into uncharted waters and right off the edge of the earth. Experimental politicized rock with overtures to prog and jazz all held together by Stratos' otherworldly vocals. Reissued with the original gatefold sleeve and the infamous "gun" insert, originally only included in the first 1,000 copies (because it was considered too incendiary and if they continued the album would have been banned). €16,50
Area: Caution Radiation Area. Akarma (AK 395LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Caution Radiation Area. LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5102. Originally released in 1974, the band's second album added increasing levels of fringe experimentation to their already weird recipe. €16,50
Area: Crac. Akarma (AK 396LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Crac. Gatefold LP 180 gram. Get Back GET5103. Area's third album is an eclectic furnace of jazz-rock, ethnic folk, experimentation and an ethically conscious manifesto for the arising of the masses, which made Area an icon of the Italian music scene of the 1970s. This is perhaps the best confirmation of the band's crazy fusion: furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant-garde. €16,50
Area: Crac. Sony (88875135242) LP reissue. Sept. 2015
Area: Event 76. €12
Area: Maledetti. Akarma (AK 398LP). 28/07/11. New 180 gr. vinyl reissue. €20
Area: Tic & Tac. Vinyl Magic (VM 141LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this album from 1980, the first released after the death of singer Demetrio Stratos. It also introduced two trumpetists and a saxophonist. €20
Areski & Fontaine, Brigitte: Je ne Connais Pas Cet Homme. Superior Viaduct (SV044). Shipping date: 28/05/15. Originally released in 1973, this is their first record billed under both names. Deeply rooted in North African and European folk traditions, the album features evocative vignettes with breezy vocals and minimal accompaniment of classical guitar, strings and woodwinds.
Ars Nova: Android Domina. Black Widow. Dark Prog by female japanese trio
Artemiev, Edward: Solaris by Andrey Tarkovsky - OST. Mirumir (MIR100705LP). 18/07/13. Originally only available on a ultra-rare Japanese bootleg, Mirurmir is incredibly pleased to announce the first official issue of the groundbreaking and mind blowing soundtrack to Tarkovsky's masterpiece, Solaris. It has been lovingly reissued in a gorgeous gatefold package including previously unseen photos from the Tarkovsky archives and a cover pulled from the Italian poster for the film. Remastered from the original film soundtrack and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl. €17
Artemiev, Edward: Solaris: Music From The Motion Picture By Andrey Tarkovsky. Mirumir (MIR100708LP). August 2013. 180 Gr. LP reissue. Recorded in Moscow in 1989-90, these are re-recordings of Artemiev's soundtracks to three classic 1970s Tarkovsky films. At the time of its release in 1990, there were no legitimately available versions of the original soundtracks and Artemiev chose to fill that void in the market with these re-recordings.
Artemiev, Edward: Stalker / The Mirror: Music From Andrey Tarkovsky's Motion Pictures. Mirumir (MIR100709LP). August 2013. 180 Gr. LP reissue.
Arti & Mestieri: Murales
Arvanitas, George: Soul Jazz. Vadim Music (VAD038LP). 180 gr. LP. 05/07/11. Any European jazz lover won't hesitate to tell you. Soul Jazz is one of the most rare French modern jazz records and a cult offering that collectors snap up for big bucks. A LP from youth, Soul Jazz has lost nothing of its spirit and shine, and serves as historical proof of French Jazz's originality. €17
Ashby, Dorotyhy: The Jazz Harpist. Doxy (DOY698). Feb. 2014. Reissue of her debut album, featuring Frank Wess on flute, Ed Thigpen on drums and bass player Eddie Jones . €16
Asia: Armed to the Teeth. Acid Nightmare (ANM012). 05/02/15. The American band Asia only recorded two albums, one in 1978 and the present in 1980. This album predates the Epic Prog Metal genre with a few years, to be followed by bands like Warlord and Dark Quarterer. Influenced by monsters like Uriah Heep, Styx, Rush and Black Sabbath, Asia cemented their name on all the want lists of prog/pomp collectors as well as more traditional metal fans. This reissue offers remastered sound and faithful cover reproduction. Limited to 500 copies
Astra: The Black Chord. 2LP. The new 2012 album will be available on transparent orange AND splatter-coloured vinyl. Street date: 16/05/12
Atlas, Natacha: Ayeshteni. €16
Atoll: L'Araign?e-Mal. Replica (RPC09). Shipping date: 30/04/15. 180 gr. vinyl reissue of the band's second album, released in 1975.
Musiciens - Magiciens. Debut album (74) by the French band, reissued in a deluxe gatefold jacket on 180 gram vinyl. Replica (RPC05). 30/10/14.
Atlantide: S/T. Replica (RPC14). Street date: 03/09/15. Largely regarded as one of musical producer and engineer Jean-Pierre Massiera's major 70's projects, rather than being highlighted as a short-lived ensemble. While their sole, self-titled album failed on the path towards popularity and promotion, it is instead significantly appreciated for the classic-sounding, obscure and rare French prog treat it mirrors.
Atomic Rooster: S/T. Sireena Records (SIREENA4010). LP. 01/04/11. This LP reissue of the debut album from 1980 comes in gatefold cover with all lyrics and 180 gr. heav-weight vinyl.
Audience: S/T. Lilith Records (LR332LP). 14/12/11. 180 gram LP version + bonus CD of the album. Featuring a new "positive image" cover photo. Both versions present 3 bonus tracks, including the theme from their soundtrack to the 1970 skinhead classic Bronco Bullfrog. €16
Audience: S/T. Akarma 180Gr. LP (AK357LP). 1969 self-titled debut album penned by a British band who probably were one of the most interesting groups in the British panorama of the late 60's / early 70's. Their sound was a manifestation of their desire to experiment with and masterfully blend different musical styles, such as rock, folk, jazz, and blues. If we must make comparisons, Jethro Tull immediately leaps to mind, particularly because of the band's use of flute. €16
Ayers, Kevin: Live at the BBC 1970 & 1972. B 13 (B189). 140 Gr. clear yellow vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies).
Baker, Chet: Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings. Doxy (DOX866LP). 180gr. LP. street date: 14/06/12. This album from 1955 was recorded at Capitol Studios in L.A. over the course of two sessions.€16
Ayler, Albert: My Name Is Albert Ayler. Jeanne Dielman (JD101). 17-03- 16. Reissued on a new label, "My Name Is Albert Ayler" is the debut album from legendary free-jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler. Recorded in Copenhagen with a Scandinavian rhythm section including Niels-Henning Řrsted Pedersen, this album sets the stage for the sheer brilliance that was to come.
Balletto Di Bronzo: On the Road to Ys. AMS 42 LP. Feb. 2011. First time ever vinyl release (180 gr.) of two extraordinary documents, dated 1971! They form the demos recording made by the band in 1971 at Phonogram studios Milan, featuring the embryonic versions of two songs that would later be merged into YS (Introduzione and Secondo Incontro), with English vocals and arrangements that are quite different than the final ones. Taken from master tapes and remastered by Gianni Leone and Nicola di Gia in 2010. Also featuring a bonus track: an unreleased live version of "La Tua Casa Comoda".
Balletto Di Bronzo: Ys. Vinyl Magic (VM164LP). 28/03/14. This milestone of Italian Prog is now reissued in the usual LP-replica edited by Vinyl Magic, including the lyric insert which was present on the original from 1972. The first pressing comes on a lavish white vinyl. For the first time a vinyl reissue of "YS" has the correct, and original, song-split!
Bambibanda E Melodie: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP137. May 2009. Post-Garybaldi group, of course featuring Bambi Fossati on guitar; their only album has the usual leading role for Bambi's guitar, but the use of percussion gives a more latin-inspired feel that sometimes reminds of Santana. Exact repro of the 1974 original, labels replicas and 180g vinyl. €17
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: Darwin. Sony (88875121241). 180 gr. LP reissue, Sept. 2015
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: S/T. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP117LP). Deluxe gatefold LP with inside pocket. Oct. 2012. Reissue of the classic 1975 album that introduced Italian prog rock band Banco to the world! To help their new non-Italian fan base get up to speed however, Banco decided to re-record (with English lyrics) some of their best earlier material, alongside a few new tracks as well. €17
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: S/T. Sony (88697545051). June 09. Limited LP edition. The first album, simply called Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, housed in a large money box shaped cover, is still one of the most representative examples of the Italian prog, with classical influences based on the twin keyboards interplay and the original operatic voice of Francesco Di Giacomo. €35
Peter Banks: Two Sides Of Peter Banks. Lilith Records Dig-A-Log Series (LR344LP). 28/06/12. 180 gram LP + free bonus CD of the album. For this album from 1973, Peter Banks (the original guitarist of Yes), along with guitarist Jan Akkerman (of Focus), with whom Banks co-wrote most of the songs on the album, assembled a star-studded cast of characters that included Phil Collins and Steve Hackett (of Genesis), and John Wetton (of King Crimson). Given the talents found here, it is no wonder that band manages to conjure up some real down and dirty prog!
Barry, John: From Russia With Love. Doxy (DOC112). 04/08/14. Limited LP edition of 500 copies.
Bass Communion: II. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight double vinyl edition of the second Bass Communion album from 1999, with exclusive music on Side 4 and the stunning Carl Glover gatefold cover. The music collects the six tracks from the original 1999 CD release, plus exclusive bonus tracks Wide Open Killingfeld parts 2 and 3. This first edition of 500 numbered copies is pressed on white vinyl. €30
Bauhaus: Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland, June 27th 1983. East/West (WEST914J). Street date: 18/12/14. A numbered limited edition of 349 copies on white vinyl with black splatter.
Baxter, Les: African Jazz. 180 gram LP. So Far Out (OUT5017LP). 27/11/14. Composer, conductor, arranger and musician Les Baxter is fondly remembered as one of the forefathers of the 1950s Exotica sound, alongside other luminaries such as Lyman, Denny, and Esquivel. 1959's African Jazz is one of his most renowned and sought after titles, at times moody and dark, at others light and whimsical, sometimes within the same song.
Baxter, Les: Barbarians. 180 gram LP. So Far Out (OUT5018LP). 27/11/14. Soundtrack to the 1959 peplum/sword-and-sandal Italian film Goliath and the Barbarians
Beatles, The: Thirty Weeks In 1963. Doxy LP box set with 16 p. book (DOY013BOXLP). Jan. 2014. Deluxe LP featuring a 16 page booklet with rare photos documenting the first days of Beatlemania. Through 30 weeks, from February 11 to September 12, the best band of all-time is captured here in the days before flying high to reach the sky and shine like a bright star. Pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl. Limited Hand Numbered Edition of 2,000 copies. €30
Bernstein, Elmer: The Great Escape. 2LP Doxy Cinematic (DOC105). Complete edition/double LP pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.
Biglietto per L'Inferno: Il Tempo Della Semina. AMS 48 LP. 25/05/12. This album - recorded in 1974 but only first released by Mellow Records in 1992 - has been since repressed several times and is now available again on AMS Records, in a gatefold format with a beautiful renewed artwork, including exclusive photos by Cesare Monti.
Biglietto per L'Inferno: Live 1974 (BG003LP). 08/06/12. This concert, which was released a couple of years ago as a papersleeve CD and included in a beautiful celebratory boxset, is now pressed as a 180gr. audiophile black vinyl: a due tribute for an immortal band!
Biglietto Per L'inferno.folk: Tra L'assurdo E La Ragione. AMS 43 LP (2010). Limited edition in white vinyl! Behind this retouched famous band name (you have noted the .folk added at the end?) is to be found a special project. Featuring original band members Pilly Cossa, Baffo Banfi, Mauro Gnecchi and blessed by the approval and contribution of singer/lyricist/flautist Claudio Canali, the band's classics have been re-recorded but also re-arranged, in collaboration with young talented north Italian folk musicians (therefore .folk!) and a great female singer.
Björk: Medulla. 2LP (€22)
Black Widow: See's The Light Of The Day. Black Widow (BWR 145). 30/04/12. This 2LP + 10" set gathers the 1969 "demo" version of the album Sacrifice (already released by Black Widow Records under the title "Return to the Sabbat"), rare and unreleased tracks like the acoustic demo version of "Mary Clark" or "Daddy Babe", a long psychedelic track in Affinity style with Kay Garrett on vocals, and finally the first time release of a live concert at Teatro Lirico, Milan, Italy - May 10th, 1971.
Blakey, Art & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey!!!!!Jazz Messengers!!!!! (Alamode). Doxy (DOX865LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 14/06/12. Originally released in 1961, this album is one of the very few Blakey recorded for Impulse! €16
Paul Bley - Ornette Coleman - Don Cherry - Charlie Haden - Billy Higgins: Live At The Hillcrest Club 1958. Doxy 2LP (ACV4001DLP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This record marks a turning point in jazz history. It may be the earliest recorded example of what Ornette Coleman later called "free jazz" and it represents the first rumblings of the revolutionary movement which eventually shifted jazz thinking away from bebop. €20
Blocco Mentale: ¶oa. Vinyl Magic VM 032 LP. 10/06/11. This very obscure and rare album from 1973 was maybe the first ecological conceptual album in the Italian prog history (singing about the evil of polluting the planet); it is today for the first time ever reissued in its gorgeous gimmick gatefold cover. Limited edition in five different colours: red, yellow, white, blue and green.
Blue Phantom: Distortions (1971). AMSLP05. July 08. First legit reissue with its original artwork for what is mostly considered the best instrumental psych record coming out of Italy. Entirely instrumental, Distortions was released in Italy in 1971, along with a single, and later released in other European countries, among which England, this time with a complete different artwork.
Superb fuzzed-out and wah guitars, moog... there's really plenty of "Distortions" here!!! Powerful rhythm section and fantastic guitar work, great production. €18
Bob James Trio, The : Bold Conceptions. Doxy ACV (ACV2036). Oct. 2014. This is the original Bob James; his very first album, in fact, recorded at age 22 (and produced by Quincy Jones). First edition of 500 numbered copies.
Bobby Bradford / Frode Gjerstad Quartet: The Delaware River. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 87). Nov. 2015. Limited edition of 400 records. With Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. Recorded on 29th of March 2014 at Philadelphia Art Alliance
Branca, Glenn: Lesson No. 1. 2 x 12" Superior Viaduct (SV039). March 2014. Glenn Branca made his first solo statement, Lesson No. 1, in 1980. The album unveiled his visionary guitar concepts with two monstrous, side-long compositions that helped forge NYC's downtown art-punk sound and acted as a massive influence on countless young groups, including Sonic Youth and Swans.
Braxton, Anthony / Roach, Max: Birth and Rebirth. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520001). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. This album documents the historic meeting, (dated 1979) between Max Roach and Anthony Braxton, or rather the encounter between the tradition and the avant-garde in modern jazz. A profound dialogue between two major figures, the father of modern drumming and the young lion of creative music. €17
Brown, James: Live at the Apollo. Rumble Records(RUM2011117LP). 11-02-16. Reissue.
Brown, James: Tell Me What You're Gonna Do. Rumble (RUM2011099LP). Shipping date: 18/06/15. The 4th James Brown LP, originally released in 1961, is regarded among collectors as one of the finest pure R&B albums of its era. And it includes some of his best charting singles such as "Just You And Me Darling" and "Lost Someone".
Brubeck, Dave: Time Out. LP release date 31/01/08. €16
Bruford, Bill: Feels Good To Me. Winterfold BBWF003LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the debut album (78) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Going Gradually Tornado. Winterfold BBWF005LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 3rd album (80) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: One Of A Kind. Winterfold BBWF004LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the 2nd album (79) by drummer Bill Bruford's band. Street date: 09/11/09
Bruford, Bill: Rock Goes To College. Winterfold BBWF009LP. 09/11/09. Limited edition (1000 copies) on 180 gr. vinyl of the concert performance recorded as part of a live television programme aired in March 1979. First time on LP! Street date: 09/11/09
Burrell, Kenny: Vol. 2. Doxy (DOX856LP). Jan. 2014. With the '56 cover art by Andy Warhol. On this album, the guitarist can be heard in many ways, from solo to a simple rhythm section setting; as part of a wailing quintet; and taking part in a night club jam session that involves two horns, rhythm and himself. Clearly, then, there is no danger at any time that monotony will set in. €16
Bushman's Revenge: A Little Bit of Big Bonanza. Rune Grammofon (RLP3123). 20/01/12. Vinyl edition in gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album.
Bushman's Revenge: Never Mind The Botox. Rune Grammofon (RLP3125). 20/01/12. LP only release, the companion of the Bonanza album, recorded during the same sessions in Athletic Sound. Here they cover some of their personal favourites, fully showing the diversity of artists that is so typical for the listening habits of young Norwegian musicians not subscribing to specific genres. Meaning you will find Back Sabbath and Pixies side by side with Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. And with "Bushman Rock" they also cover themselves! This song was left off the "Jitterbug" album but they recorded a vastly improved version for this new album. €15
Byrd, Charlie: Royal Flush. Doxy (DOX861LP). 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Street date: 17/05/12. Byrd's eighth album for Blue Note, originally released in 1961, this album is also known introducing a 21-year-old Herbie Hancock to the jazz world, in his first ever recorded session! The album also features Hancock's first recorded composition, "Requiem". €16
Byrd, Donald: Free Form. Doxy (DOX896LP). 22/08/13. Recorded in 1961 with a stellar line up (Shorter-Hancock-Higgins), this album is here reissued with a bonus track left off the original album (but from the same sessions), a lovely Herbie Hancock penned cut!
Cage, John: The 25 Year Retrospective Concert. Doxy 180 gram 2LP (DOZ407DLP). Dec. 2013. Recorded live at Town Hall, NYC in May 1958, this historic concert (organized by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg) was a retrospective of Cage's work from 1934 to the present. €18
Califfi, I: Fiori di Metallo. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. VM122LP. Very good prog album (72), based on organ and moog sounds, with two outstanding instrumental tracks. A megararity, finally reissued on LP. €18
Camel: Live At BBC In London, 1977. B 13 (B207). Street date: 14/11/13. These live BBC radio sessions from 1977 feature material from that breakthrough LP as well as the following classics, Moonmadness, and Rain Dances. Limited edition of 500 copies on orange vinyl. €17.
Camel: The Snow Goose. 180 gr. audiophile vinyl including full colour insert. Street date: 30/09/11.
Camisasca: La Finestra Dentro. GDR BBXL 10005. Jan. 2013. This album can be compared with Alan Sorrenti's first album in the use of voice as an instrument, with sparse musical accompaniment on some tracks. Produced by Franco Battiato - who also plays the VCS3 synth on it - it is here reissued in a faithful replica of the original 1974 edition
Campo Di Marte: S/T. AMS - Vinyl Magic AMSLP01. This is a strictly limited reissue of 500 copies in 180gr vinyl, nice carton cover and a fully exact replica of the original (except that the new catalog number is on the labels), including the rare inner sleeve. Red vinyl pressing.
Can: A Double Promo Album by. B 13 (B181D). Nov. 2012. 140 gram 2LP on clear vinyl with multi-colored labels in PVC sleeve (ltd. 500 copies). The live show found on this double LP was recorded in Lyon in January 1976, now with Michael Karoli and Irmin Schmidt sharing vocal duties
Can: Burg N?rvenich, Germany, July 25th, 1969. East / West (WEST920). Shipping date: 30/04/15. Splatter red vinyl with green and black speckles; packed in PVC deluxe sleeve with flap and hand numbered OBI strip!
Can: Future Days: Live In Cologne 1973. B13 (B167). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear purple vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). This album is made up of one long jam session recorded live in the studio at Inner Space in Cologne during the 1973 Future Days sessions. Future Days was also singer Damo Suzuki's final album with Can. €16
Can: Live in Hannover. B 13 (B184). 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Nov. 2012. High quality live FM radio broadcast from Hannover on 11 April 1976. €17
Can: Monster Movie: Live. B13 (B165). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Those tracks, recorded live in Cologne in July 1969, were the first steps into the beyond, setting the tone for a whole new genre of German music that the world would soon be calling "krautrock". €16
Can: Tago Mago: Live. B13 (B166). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with red label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). Recorded in 1971 at Can's Inner Space Studio in Cologne during the Tago Mago sessions. These two long tracks represent a live-in-studio jam where Damo's vocals have really become an essential component in the band's sound. €16
Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You. 4 Men with Beards (4M239LP). 180 gr. LP reissue. Street date: 15/05/14.
Caravan: In The Land Of Grey And Pink (with bonus tracks). Klimt Records Gatefold 2LP (MJJ352DLP). Jan. 2013. The bonus tracks are the same outtakes as those found on the CD anniversary release!
Caravan: The Land Of Grey And Pink Live. B 13 (B200). 25/07/13. Captured live in the spring of 1971. Clear pink vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.€16
Juan Pablo Carletti, Tony Malaby, Christopher Hoffman: Ni¤o / Brujo. NoBusiness Records (NBLP79). Nov. 2014. Limited edition of 300 records. Recorded on April 30th, 2013 at Systems Two (Brooklyn) by Joe Marciano. Unusual trio format: Drums, glockenspiel, melodica / Tenor sax / Cello.
Carnascialia: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM170LP). Dec. 2014. Ltd. Gold&Red mixed colour vinyl. Initiated by Pasquale Minieri and Giorgio Vivaldi from Canzoniere del Lazio, this album represents a unique work, combining world music, folk and jazz, sometimes introspective and meditative. A little gem that deserves recognition.
CCPP: S/T. Vadim VAD041LP. Dec. 2011. 180 gr. vinyl reissue of this recording from 75, a true gem from the 70's! Behind the mysterious acronym lies an impressive quartet made up of 4 of France's best musicians of that era: André Ceccarelli on drums, Marc Chantereau on keyboards and percussion, Christian Padovan on bass and Slim Pezin on guitar. Backed by a solid brass section, they move from note to note with incredible virtuosity and energy, delivering a mutant and hypnotising funk that cannot be resisted for long.
Celeste: S/T. AMS LP15. 2009. Also known as "Principe Di Un Giorno", this is the first album originally released on the small Grog label in 1976 (though the music had already been recorded in 1974). The music had a strong pastoral character with delicious mellos. Fantastic reissue with only the first copies in white vinyl. 180gr. and gatefold cover.
Central Unit: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM156LP). 2013. Central Unit were a unique case in the Italian scene of the 80's. Coming from Bologna and active during the years of the so-called 'post-new wave', it was clear that they would not settle on the small Italian scene, given the international scope of their proposal: new wave, electronic, a pinch of jazz and improvisation, for an almost entirely instrumental music in which the rhythmic component dominates everything.
Centrozoon: Never Trust The Things They Do. This is a limited edition vinyl companion to the 2004's experimental electronic pop release "Never Trust the Way You Are". Featuring powerful contributions from King Crimson's innovative drummer, Pat Mastelotto, this record is a fascinating collision of haunting atmospherics and hard-hitting rhythms
Cervello: Melos. 06-12-13. Sony. 180 gr. vinyl, limited numbered edition, 500 copies. Finally available again on vinyl, one of the best works ever from the golden age of Italian progressive rock, originally released on Ricordi in 1973.
Charles, Ray: What'd I Say. ACV2016. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Charlie Haden / Paul Motian feat. Geri Allen: Etudes. Soul Note Dig-A-Log LP+CD (SN521005). Street date: 06/03/14. Reissue of a classic album in which the angular rhythm of the historic couple and Allen's highly sensitive playing sound fully integrated within an intense three way dialogue.
Cherry, Don: Live in Paris, April 22, 1971. B 13 (B191). 140 gram LP on clear red vinyl in PVC sleeve (limited edition of 500 copies). April 2013. During the spring of 1971, Cherry travelled to Paris with his avant-garde jazz trio, made up of the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani and Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz, to perform live for an audience of French jazz fans.
Cherry / Redman / Haden / Blackwell: Old And New Dreams. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520002). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. Album recorded in 1976. €17
Cherry Five: S/T. AMSLP14. Sept. 09. Deluxe LP reissue of an album recorded in 1974 and released in 1976. The band was the forerunner of Goblin and featured the singer of L'Uovo di Colombo as well as drummer Carlo Bordini, half of the duo Rustichelli & Bordini €18
Cherry, Don: Where Is Brooklyn? Klimt (MJJ383). Jan. 2015. With saxophonist Pharoah Sanders backing Cherry on the front line, this album is a quartet set, strongly influenced by the melodic approach of Ornette Coleman, but with a fierce abstraction of tone quite different from Coleman's playful lyricism. Moreover, the rhythm team of Ed Blackwell on drums and Henry Grimes on bass provides a scintillating underpinning for the music that is worth listening to all on its own.
Chico Hamilton Quintet: S/T. So Far Out (OUT5015LP). Format: 180 Gr. LP. This first album from 1955 is a cool, swinging affair that introduced the world to Hamilton's particular brand of chamber bop. €16
Cincinnato: S/T. AMS 55LP. Sept. 2012. This sole album is very rare, also in its unique recent CD reissue (AMS, 2006) and is now available in a perfect vinyl replica of the original 1974 release (the band had already folded a year before).
180 Gr. audiophile black vinyl edition.
Circus 2000: An Escape From a Box (HALP04 LP). 03/02/12. LP reissue of their 2nd album from 1972. €19
Circus 2000: An Escape From a Box. Vinyl Magic VM015LP. 01-12-2015. Reissue of the 2nd album on either clear blue or clear purple vinyl.
Clark - Hutchinson: A=MH2. Akarma (180Gr.) AK293LP. Debut album of one of the most interesting and irreverent bands of the British underground rock scene of the late 60s.
Clark, Sonny: Blues In The Night. Doxy (DOX878LP) 180 Gr. vinyl LP. Nov. 2012. Recorded in December 1958 for Blue Note, this was a trio session featuring Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wes Landers on drums. €16
Cluster: Cluster II. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR335. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1972, this is the second album by legendary German ambient pioneers Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Moebius and Roedelius essentially create ambient electronic soundscapes that ebb and flow, droning on in a suspended world of anti-gravity where machine has conquered man.€16
Cluster: Zuckerzeit. Lilith 3. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1974, Zuckerzeit marked a turning point for these seminal German space rockers. Recorded shortly after their move away from the metropolis of Berlin, it sees some of the abrasiveness of their earlier material slightly diffusing. With the addition of proto drum machines and the producing talents of Michael Rother, their sound here - while remaining firmly in anchored in experimental territory - has more pop sensibility.€16
Coleman, Ornette: To Whom Who Keeps A Record. Superior Viaduct (SV086). 25-02-16. LP reissue. Originally released in Japan only, "To Whom Who Keeps A Record" collects outtakes from Coleman's legendary Atlantic period, sessions from "Change of the Century" and "This Is Our Music" that are as emotionally transfixing as intellectually rigorous.
Coltrane, Alice: A Monastic Trio. Superior Viaduct (SV020). Street date: 27/05/14. This album showcased Alice's immense talent for fusing spiritual free jazz and new age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel.
Coltrane, Alice: Universal Consciousness. Superior Viaduct (SV070). Shipping date: 18/06/15. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
Coltrane, John: Ballads. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2005LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). €16
Coltrane, John: Coltrane. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2009). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). €16
Coltrane, John: Giant Steps. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2014). March 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Coltrane, John: Impressions. Doxy (ACV2058). Shipping date: 13/07/15. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Coltrane, John: Jazz Way Out. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2003LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This album was conceived and recorded in 1958 as an experimentation by some of the important "new" faces in modern jazz of those days, under the leadership of Wilbur Harden, with the young talented John Coltrane, the fresh voiced Curtis Fuller and pianist Tommy Flanagan that blend opinions and expression in an album of extended improvisational forms. €16
Coltrane, John: Stardust. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2001LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). €16
Coltrane, John: Tenor Conclave. Doxy ACV (ACV2010). March 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)(scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile
Coltrane, John: The Complete Nights of 1-2 November 1961. Doxy (DOY010TLP). 140 gram 3LP Box Set with 4-page booklet. Nov. 2012. Now available for the first time ever on vinyl, the complete recordings of John Coltrane's historic and hotly contested live performances at the Village Vanguard on the nights of 1-2 November 1961
Coltrane, John: The Believer. Doxy ACV LP (ACV2002LP). Jan. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) ). €16
Coltrane, John & Don Cherry : The Avant Garde. Doxy ACV (ACV2042). Nov. 2014. Recorded during the summer of 1960 this legendary album is a milestone of Free Jazz history. Joining Coltrane and Cherry are essentially the rest of the members of the Ornette Coleman Quartet: Ed Blackwell (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass) on "Cherryco" and "The Blessing" as well as Percy Heath (bass) on the remaining three selections. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Coltrane, John & Johnny Hartman: S/T. Doxy (ACV2057). Shipping date: 13/07/15. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Comus: Out of the Coma. Rise Above Records (RISELP144). Limited edition on 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 15/06/12. The feelings and convictions displayed within the grooves of "Out of the Coma" further display the undeniable uniqueness of Comus as an artistic collective as opposed to "just another band". Side 2 is made of one track, a recently discovered live 1972 recording. Also available on clear vinyl with green splatter
Copenhagen Art Ensemble: Reuterswärd. ILK (ILK223LP). 30/06/14. The Danish orchestra celebrates and re-interprets here iconic multi-artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. This is also the first album document of Copenhagen Art Ensemble's collaboration with singer Qarin Wikström, who fronts an unconventional approach to music for 6 instruments plus vocal.
Cream: Disraeli Gears at the BBC. B 13 (B199). 25/07/13. Clear purple vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies. €16
Crosby, David & Nash, Graham: Bittersweet. Vinyl Lovers (VL901516). May 2015. The legendary early tape of Crosby & Nash's second album, featuring the first Crosby & Nash written collaborations on both "Naked in the Rain"?and the brilliant "To the Last Whale" suite.
Cure, The: Three Imaginary Boys. Lilith LR130LPP. Picture LP 180 gram Non Shrink Wrapped. This is the faithful re-release of the original UK pressing. €17.50.
Curtis Fuller Jazztet, The : With Benny Golson. Doxy (DOX885LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. This LP, recorded at the Van Gelder studio, represents the original Fuller-Golson co-led Jazztet line-up, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano and Paul Chambers on bass.€16
Curva di Lesmo: S/T. AMS (AMSLP99). Oct. 2015. For the album's explanation, see the CD section. The LP version is pressed on white vinyl
Dalton: Argitari. Vinyl Magic (VM098LP). Jan. 2014. Dalton released their second and last LP "Argitari" in 1975, in a three-spread gatefold format, faithfully reproduced in this Vinyl Magic reissue, the first ever in almost forty years.
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Brubeck Time. Doxy (DOX895LP). 22/08/13. Reissue of an album recorded in 1954 and originally released on Columbia in 1955. €16
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Jazz Goes to College. Doxy (DOX889LP). 180 Gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. Recorded at various Mid-Western US universities and released originally in 1954
Dave Brubeck Quartet, The : Time Further Out. Doxy (DOX886LP). 180 Gr. vinyl + 1 bonus track. April 2013. Reissue of the follow up to the legendary "Time Out" album, originally released in 1961. €16
Davis, Miles: At Newport 1958. Doxy (DOX897LP). 22/08/13. Less than a year after this live recording, these same six men would make jazz history with the cool modal classic, Kind Of Blue, perhaps the best and most famous jazz album of all-time.
Davis, Miles: In Person, Friday Night At The Blackhawk. Doxy (DOX879DLP) 180 Gr. 2LP. Nov. 2012. Now for the first time ever on double LP, this double album represents a very short-lived and little-known version of the Miles Davis Quintet, recorded live at San Francisco's famed Blackhawk jazz club on 21 April 1961!
Davis, Miles: Live-Evil. Four Men with Beards (4M809DLP). 180 gr. 2LP reissue. 08/11/11.
Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, December 22, 1965 Part One. B 13 (B192). 140 gram LP on white vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. €16
Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, December 22, 1965 Part Two. B 13 (B193). 140 gram LP on yellow vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. €16
Davis, Miles: Live at the Plugged Nickel, 22-23 December 1965. Klimt Records (MJJ349CLP). Nov. 2012. This 5LP deluxe boxset with liner notes represents the most complete version available on vinyl of the Miles Davis Quintet's legendary Plugged Nickel performance! 20 tracks in all with almost 4 hours of music taken from the 7 sets Davis played during his two-night residency at Chicago's famous Plugged Nickel jazz club.
Davis, Miles: Quiet Nights. Doxy ACV (ACV2043). First edition of 500 numbered copies.
De Andrè, Fabrizio: La Buona Novella. Dec. 09. Part of the LP reissue program of Sony Music, this album from 1970 by the Italian cult song writer is now available again for some time (probably short, beware!) in a 180gr. deluxe pressing and digitally remastered. €18
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Creuza de Ma (84). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP with gatefold cover, limited numbered edition (1200 copies). €23
De Andrè, Fabrizio: Le Nuvole (90). Sony. 28/07/11. Digitally remastered LP limited numbered edition (1200 copies). €23
De De Lind: Io non so da dove vengo... (1973). VM083LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique De De Lind italian progressive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with white vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
De Luca, Peppino: La Ragazza con la Pistola. Dagored (RED222C). Shipping date: 28/09/15. Limited edition of 1000 copies on pink & black vinyl, first ever reissue on vinyl. Incredible psych-groove soundtrack of a film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969 and starring Monica Vitti.
Death SS: The Horned God Of The Witches. Black Widow BWR 079. 2LP. 13/03/12. Reissue on double vinyl of this release of early Death SS material; beautiful artwork with a gatefold cover and 3 different versions: 100 copies pressed in blue vinyl incl. poster, card and sticker, 150 copies in white vinyl, 150 copies in clear vinyl. Will be expensive!
Débile Menthol: Live 1982-84. Les Disques Rayés (009). 2013. LP reissue of live recordings previously released on cassette only (Édition Unbeirrt).
Dedalus: Materiale Per Tre Esecutori. AMS72LP. May 2014. This 2nd album, released in 1974, is much more avant-garde than their jazz-rock debut, with an increased use of electronics.
Delerue, Georges / Piccioni, Piero: Le Mépris / Il Disprezzo. Doxy Cinematic (DOC101). April 2014. Limited edition of a 2LP working on 45 rpm. For the first time together on a double LP, here are the two versions of Godard's masterpiece soundtrack: the solemn and powerful French version composed by Georges Delerue, the Mozart of French Cinema, and the exotic jazzy version of the great Piero Piccioni. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Delirium: III. Vinyl Magic VMLP126. June 08. Third album by Italian band with a great flutist, long time OOP and hard to find! Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Delirium: Dolce Acqua. Vinyl Magic VMLP145. Feb. 2010. The debut album from 1971 is now available as Deluxe 180 Gr. vinyl in triple gatefold cover. €20
Delirium: Lo Scemo e Il Villaggio. Vinyl Magic VMLP144. Feb. 2010. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of the 2nd album with gatefold cover. €20
D'Errico, Gianni: Antico Teatro Da Camera (1976). Sony 88697473361. This LP is usually considered as one of the best prog-inclined albums by Italian solo artists, and a hard to find one! A welcome reissue!
Devo: Mabuhay Gardens San Francisco, Ca, August 3rd, 1977. East/West (WEST913J). Street date: 18/12/14. A numbered limited edition of 349 copies on yellow vinyl with black splatter.
Di Domenico, Giovanni / Jacquemyn, Peter / Corsano, Chris:?A Little Off The Top. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 88). Nov. 2015. Limited edition of 300 records. Recorded on 31st of October 2013 at Studio Grez, Brussels
Diabolus: S/T. Akarma AK340LP 180 Gr. LP. Well-crafted blend of prog rock with psychedelic inflections, clever guitar and flute solos and sprinklings of jazz rock. Will undoubtedly appeal to afficionados of bands like Audience, Tonton Macoute and Jethro Tull. €16
Diablo Swing Orchestra: Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious. 24/06/11. This is a deluxe package limited to 500 copies only worldwide. It features a gatefold sleeve printed to the finest standards available, a printed inner bag and a coloured vinyl. This is a MUST for any fan or collector!
Djabe: Live in Blue. GR1993 (GR-116-1). Limited numbered edition of 500 copies worldwide, pressed on transparent blue vinyl.
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli : With The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Doxy (DOX893LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. This LP compiles Django's London recordings, spanning the years between 1938 and 1946 and showing the progression of the group from its early years towards its disbandment in 1948.
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With the Quintet of The Hot Club of France: Parisian Swing. Doxy (DOX894LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. Featuring classic 30's recordings from both Paris and London. Reissued with the original liner notes
Dockstader, Tod: Organized Sound: Luna Park; Traveling Music; Apocalypse. Doxy limited edition LP (DOZ426). 500 copies. Street date: 14/04/14. €16
Dockstader, Tod: Organized Sound: Drone; Two Fragments From Apocalypse; Water Music. Doxy limited edition LP (DOZ426). 500 copies. Street date: 14/04/14. Dockstader was part of the first wave of electronic musicians, who, before the advent of synthesizers in the early 1960s, worked with whatever hardware they could find: reel-to-reel tape machines, sine wave generators and a wild array of homemade circuits and military surplus gear. In the process, they created a universe of electronic music that still sounds unique and prescient today. €16
Dolphy, Eric: Berlin Concerts. 2LP Doxy ACV (ACV4005). Sept. 2014. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Doors, The: Backdoor Man: Seattle 1970. BRR4033 (2LP). 09/12/15. Recorded in Seattle on the Doors' final tour, just over a year before front man Jim Morrison's untimely death, this concert is now available in remastered sound on double vinyl (and also as a digipak CD)
Doors, The: Live In Pittsburgh May 2, 1970 (Part One). B 13 (B212). Street date: 14/11/13. On tour in support of their 5th album, Morrison Hotel, and recorded just a little over a year before Jim Morrison's death, this 1970 concert is one of the most coherent and satisfying live dates of the band's career. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent red vinyl. €16
Doors, The: Live In Pittsburgh - May 2, 1970 (Part Two). B 13 (B213). Street date: 14/11/13. Limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl.€16
Kenny Dorham & Jackie Mclean: Inta Somethin?. Doxy (DOX888LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. 27/06/13. Originally released in 1962 on the Pacific Jazz label and recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in the winter of 1961. €16
Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series an explanation! Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records (by itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to color the record in black, the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback). That is the reason why Doxy chose to offer their records in the following manner:
- Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)
- 140 gr. vinyl
- 25 minutes maximum per side
Dream Theater: Train Of Thought. 2LP on 180 Gr. vinyl + insert. Street date: 17/01/14. Originally only released on CD in 2003, this album found Dream Theater back on the heavier and straight forward side of Prog Metal.
Duello Madre: S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP128. Street date: 20/01/2010. First ever 180 gr. vinyl reissue with gatefold cover of the sole album (a jazz oriented one) made in 1973 by this Italian prog band from Genova, featuring musicians coming from outfits like Circus 2000 or Osage Tribe. €20
Duning, George & Washington, Ned: The Naked City. Doxy Cinematic (DOC123). Shipping date: 28/09/15. Limited first press of 500 copies. Naked City is a police drama series which aired from 1958 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format and filmed on location in New York City.
Echolyn: I Heard You Listening. 07/08/15. 180g double vinyl version of the new album, mastered at Sterling Sound in NYC from 24-bit, 96 kHz audio files.
Edwards, Jackie: The Most Of... Dynamite (DNM14004). 180 Gr. LP. Street date: 22/05/14. Wilfred "Jackie" Edwards is a legend of Jamaican ska and R&B who worked extensively for Chris Blackwell in London as a songwriter and general assistant. Perhaps best known for writing two massive hits for The Spencer Davis Group, "Keep On Running" and "Somebody Help Me", Edwards was an excellent vocalist and performer in his own right, as is in evidence here on his 1963 debut LP. Twelve killer slabs of Jamaican R&B and ska to keep you in the dancing mood.
El Doom & The Born Electric: S/T. Rune Grammofon (RLP3122). 2LP. 06/01/12. 2LP edition in lavish gatefold sleeve with free mp3 download of the whole album (see description in the CD section). €17
El Reloj: II. Acid Nightmare (ANM013). Sept. 2015. This 2nd album from 1976 sees the band add to their trademark sound some Symphonic Rock elements, but maintaining all the heaviness without going soft. In fact, you can compare some of these songs to the heavier side of Uriah Heep stuff and to the German Proto Prog-Metal band Night Sun. El Reloj are a Progressive Rock institution to this day in Argentina, still playing live and recording occasionally operating in the Prog Metal area. Limited to 500 copies, this release has its original gatefold cover and sound transferred to digital from the master tapes.
Elder: Dead Roots Stirring. Headspin (HSLP321). 10/10/11. Limited edition of 200 copies on transparent green vinyl. Luxurious 2LP edition! Elder is equal parts hypnotic rhythm, uncompromising heaviness, and soaring melody. Continuously moving backward towards their roots in heavy rock, while also moving forward into more progressive and psychedelic territory.
Electric Frankenstein: What Me Worry. Akarma (AK 399 LP). 16/09/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl reissue of the famous album from 1975, a guitar extravaganza with long spacey guitar solos by Area's guitarist Paolo Tofani who plays all the instruments himself
Electric Prunes, The: Stockholm '67. Sutro Park (SP1010LP) 180 Gr. LP. Nov. 2012.
Electric Swan: Swirl In Gravity. Black Widow (BWR 146). 23/04/12. Electric Swan is the solo project of Wicked Minds' guitarist and founding member, Lucio Calegari. After a first album in 2008 and an intende touring activity the following year, bringing them at the Burg Herzberg Festival (Germany) and Crescendo Festival (France), they started the new album with some changes in the line up and Clive Jones (flute and Sax of legendary Black Widow) as guest. The music is still inspired by the many legendary names populating the heavy genre (Led Zep, Sabbath, Purple, etc...)
Elephant9: Live at the BBC. Rune Grammofon (RLP2118). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500 copies on white vinyl. Widely considered to be one of Norway´s best live bands, this album shows the high degree of musicianship in this trio, all tracks being first takes and without any editing whatsoever. Elephant9 is as always Ståle Storløkken (Supersilent, Humcrush) on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes, Nikolai Eilertsen on bass and Torstein Lofthus (Shining) on drums.
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Atlantis. Rune Grammofon (RLP 3134). Street date: 07/09/12. Limited white vinyl 2LP edition in stylish gatefold sleeve including mp3 (320 kbps) download of the whole album. Only 200 copies pressed. Also available on normal black vinyl.
Elephant9 with Reine Fiske: Silver Mountain. Rune Grammofon (RLP3174). 21-08-15. Here is an epic double album containing five tracks between 10 and 22 minutes, four tracks being originals in addition to the most spaced out version of "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" you're likely to encounter. Needless to say, this comes highly recommended!
Ellesmere: Les Ch?teaux de la Loire. AMS119LP. Sept. 2015. 180 gr. vinyl version
Ellington, Duke: Anatomy Of A Murder. Doxy (DOY666LP). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 31/05/12. Duke Ellington's original soundtrack to Otto Preminger's 1959 classic courtroom drama. €16
Ellington, Duke: Ellington At Newport. Doxy (DOX904DLP). 2LP. Street date: 21/11/13. Recorded at the 3rd annual Newport Jazz Festival, on July 7, 1956. €20
Ellington, Duke and Coltrane, John: S/T. Doxy (ACV2056). Shipping date: 13/07/15. From the Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (140g clear vinyl). Numbered first press of 500 copies.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Re-Works -Hq Vinyl- 3 LP €25,00
Keith Emerson: Inferno. AMS34 LP. Street date: 28/03/11. This record was released for the legendary Cinevox label in 1980 as a soundtrack for Dario Argento's Inferno movie. First time ever 180 gr. audiophile deluxe vinyl reissue, the first 500 copies come with a poster that thoroughly analyzes both soundtrack and movie.
Emerson, Keith : Keith Emerson Band feat. Marc Bonilla. 2LP EDEL (0192328 ERE). 2008. The king of the Hammond is back! A brand new album in a real symphonic prog vein. Together with Marc Bonilla (guitars and Vocals) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Keith Emerson rediscovers his roots and delivers a fantastic suite lasting most of the album.
Emerson, Keith / Goblin : La Chiesa. AMS92LP. May 2015. This is the soundtrack for a 1989 film directed by Michele Soavi. The songs selected for this release are those composed by Keith Emerson and Goblin, the latter being a pseudonym of the only Fabio Pignatelli. The result is a stylistically homogeneous soundtrack, in which classical, rock and electronic sounds are skillfully blended. Emerson, in particular, makes extensive use of a church organ! First-ever vinyl reissue!
Eno, Brian: Textures. Zaq (zaq123). 01/12/14. Extremely rare and unreleased album of ambient cues and themes from Brian Eno, pressed as a promo-only CD for The Standard Music Library. Eleven of the tracks are unreleased, while the 10 others are variations of recordings that were released on Music For Films III, The Shutov Assembly and Neoli. Composers Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois are also on board.
Equipe 84: Sacrificio. Sony (88691989031) LP reissue of an album from 1974. Street date: 13/04/12. This album would be their most determined (and only real) effort at joining the prog scene; despite a good songwriting, great melodies and vocals, lots of typical Italian progressive rock instrumentation like organ, piano, flute, and strings, all very tastefully arranged, the band wouldn't gain enough recognition as a prog band!
Ergo Sum: Mexico. Replica (RPC01). May 2014. Cult album of psychedelic prog, reissued now with gatefold cover and on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Errata Corrige: Siegfried il Drago... e altre storie. Black Widow (BWR173LP). April 2015. First time official reissue on Lp coming with a 12 pages book with rare archive photo footage.
Esposito, Toni: La Banda Del Sole. Radicimusic Records (RMR-401LP). 03/12/15. Pressed on audiophile clear vinyl, this is a hand numbered limited edition reissue (300 copies) of an album that dates back to 1978. This was the percussionist's 4th album, part of his first productions devoted to pure musical research, before taking a more commercial stance in the following years.
Etron Fou Leloublan: Batelages. Replica (RPC02). May 2014. The debut album by this French RIO band was released in 1976 and is now reissued on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Etron Fou Leloublan: En public aux tats-Unis d'Amérique. 180 gram LP reissue of the '79 album by original RIO French band. Replica (RPC08). 30/10/14.
Etron Fou Leloublan: Les Trois Fou's Perdegagnent. Replica (RPC04). May 2014. 2nd album, now reissued on 180 gram vinyl. Limited to 500 copies.
Etron Fou Leloublan: Live at R.I.O. Replica Records (RPC12). Street date: 03/09/15. One of the five original Rock in Opposition (RIO) bands that performed at the first RIO festival in London in March 1978. Replica is proud to present, for the first time ever, the sonic testimony of the unbelievable performance.
Bill Evans Trio: Waltz For Debby. Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV2049). Jan. 2015. Numbered first pressing limited to 500 copies.
Evans, Bill: Interplay. Doxy (DOX891LP) 180 gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. Originally released in 1962 on the Riverside label, Interplay features piano giant Bill Evans at his gently swinging best. The band is beyond stellar; Percy Heath and Philly Joe Jones complete the rhythm section, while Jim Hall's guitar and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet round out the sessions.
Evans, Bill: The Blues And The Abstract Truth. Doxy ACV2059. Street date: 18-01-16. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). Note that this is the same record as the one previously released under the name of arranger Oliver Nelson .... a classical marketing trick, not always showing good taste! €16
Evans, Bill & Hall, Jim: Undercurrent. Doxy ACV gatefold LP + 2 bonus tracks! (ACV2008). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). €16
Bill Evans Trio: at Shelly's Manne-Hole. Doxy (ACV2054). 18/05/15. Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) on 140gr vinyl. Limited first press of 500 numbered copies.(scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
E.X.P.: Pachamama. Heavy Psych Sounds (HPS014). Street date: 13/02/14. This album was originally released by Beard of Stars on CD in 2002. Pachamama is a precious gem in the history of Heavy Italian Psychedelia, an incredible album that unfortunately came out during a period when the scene was not so healthy and alert like the one we are living in now. To correct this, Heavy Psych Sounds is reissuing this classic on limited edition vinyl in 3 different colors (150 red, 150 transparent blue, and 200 green with white splatter).
Faust: 71 Minutes Of. Recommended (RER 1405). April 2011. Posthumous 2LP with unreleased stuff from the early time! Faust is a cult group who defined the Krautrock genre; this release should appeal to all fans.
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Koola Lobitos: Live at the Afro Spot. B 13 (B187). 140 Gr. white vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (limited edition of 500 copies). Jan. 2013. Extremely rare early recording of Fela Kuti recorded live at the "Afro Spot" in Lagos in 1966! €17
Feldman, Morton & Brow, Earle: Morton Feldman & Earle Brown. Doxy 180 Gr. LP (DOZ421LP). Dec. 2013. Finally back in print, this rare Morton Feldman/Earle Brown split LP was originally released in 1962 on the small NY-based Time Records and features Feldman's "Durations I-IV" on side A and Brown's "Hodograph I", "Music for Violin, Cello and Piano" and "Music for Cello and Piano" on side B. David Tudor is featured on piano throughout. €15
Fleetwood Mac: Live at Record Plant in Los Angeles, 19th September 1974. B 13 (B216). Sea blue vinyl, limited edition of 500 copies. July 2014.
Flynt, Henry: Graduation. Superior Viaduct (SV 014). Jan. 2013. 2LP + digital download card. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of Flynt's avant-garde hillbilly music.
Fontaine, Brigitte: Brigitte Fontaine Est... Folle. Superior Viaduct (SV041). Street date: 12/12/13. Debut album from 1968 by the French poet and chameleonic vocalist, an essential link in French pop music, exuberantly pushing the genre into more conceptual and experimental sounds. Fontaine takes flight over conductor Jean Claude Vannier's brilliant arrangements. Vannier, best known for his work on Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson, is in fine form, using what would become his trademark stylings: lush strings, taut rhythms culled from across the globe and a healthy dose of whimsy.
Fontaine, Brigitte: Comme à la Radio. Superior Viaduct (SV042). Street date: 12/12/13. This album is certainly remembered by most because of the presence of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the perfect setting for Fontaine's exploration of free-verse poetry. Often arrhythmic and spoken, her vocals command the same spontaneity and grace that her collaborators applied to their instruments.
Fontaine, Brigitte: S/T. Superior Viaduct (SV043). 07/08/14.
Forest: Concert. Klint Records (MJJ340LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Recorded in May and October 1972 for BBC Radio 1 by DJ Bob Harris, these sessions may be all that remain of this seminal acid folk band's elusive third album!€15
Fossati, Ivan: Il Grande Mare Che Avremmo Attraversato. Vinyl Magic (VM141LP). March 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue of the debut album (1973) by the singer, after he left his band Delirium. The album has still a few *old prog* moments but mostly relies on a songwriting style mixed with orchestral and latin/ethnic elements. €20
Franklin, Aretha: Aretha Now. 4 Men With Beards 4m131 180 Gr. LP. At the peak of her form in early period. Original artwork. €17,5
Franklin, Aretha: Lady Soul. 4 Men With Beards 4m130 180 Gr. LP. This album from 1968 became Aretha's second Gold LP. €17,5
Fred Katz with Paul Horn and the Chico Hamilton Quartet: Zen: The Music Of Fred Katz. So Far Out (OUT5016LP) 180 Gr. LP. 30/04/14. Featuring Paul Horn on flute and clarinet, this cult album is an extraordinary journey: the Orient filtered through a cool jazz foundation with stunning performances all around.
Fuchsia: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ355LP). Feb. 2013. LP reissue with printed inner sleeve and 3 bonus tracks. Fuchsia's 1971 LP is a lost gem of experimental British progressive rock (in the vein of Henry Cow and Comus); the band was short lived and soon dissolved, but not before recording a few tracks intended for release on a second album (represented in the 3 bonus tracks found here) that unfortunately never materialized. €16
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain. 4 Men with Beards (4M1611LP). Street date: 28/11/13. Limited edition of 1,000 translucent orange vinyl in a deluxe classic style gatefold sleeve. 1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece!€20
Funkadelic: S/T. 4 Men With Beards (4M1601LP). April 2014. The 1970 debut album from Detroit's nastiest, most shredding progenitors of funk-rock is now reissued on two colours vinyl - yellow and red opaque - in a limited edition of 1000 copies.
Funkadelic: The Electric Spanking Of War Babies. Get Back. GET98023 LP. €13,5
Futuro Antico: Dal Primitive All'elettronica (BS009 LP). Jan. 2014. Short-live project featuring Walter Maioli, from Aktuala. Originally released in 1980, with a completly analog and warm sound, this reissue, limited to 300 copies maintain the first tape artwork + info and photos in the inner folder. The music terribly brings to mind the astonishing live Köln jam of Terry Riley and Don Cherry
Gainsbourg, Serge: Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin. Doxy ACV LP(ACV2004). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). Very different from his celebrated later works, the music captured on this limited edition vinyl edition finds Gainsbourg mixing traditional chanson and big-band jazz rather than the avant garde pop that went on to define his career outside of France. €16
Gale, Eddie: Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl). Also CD
Gale, Eddie: Black Rhythm Happening. 4 Men With Beards. Gatefold LP (180 g vinyl).
This second Blue Note album includes jazz heavy weight Elvin Jones on drums and sax man Jimmy Lyons. Again the mix is a blend of soul jazz, free form freak outs, and a gospel influenced street choir. Eddie Gale helped ring in jazz's controversial new thing during the 1960s and 1970s on a series of influential releases. His inspired trumpet playing graced Cecil Taylor's Unit Structures, Larry Young's Of Peace And Love and a series of recordings and performances with Sun Ra's Arkestra.
Red Garland Quintet: Dig It! ACV2011. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom - Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. Finally available, as a vinyl only release, the first recording of the legendary 2010 progvention! Garybaldi's gig is an amazing travel along their greatest tracks, with the incredibile live vibe that has always been their trademark from the beginning. As Garybaldi's records have always featured special covers realized by famous painters, after Crepax and Guarnaccia it's now time for World famous Pietro Spica, who made a truly amazing artwork! 180gr. black vinyl containing a litography.
Garybaldi: Live in Bloom - Progvention Nov. 6 2010. AMS 51LP. 12/12/11. 180 gr. black vinyl + a litography. See description in the CD section!
Gaye, Marvin: On Stage. Rumble (RUM2011098LP). Shipping date: 18/06/15. Recorded during the Motortown Revue's show at Chicago's Regal Theater, 1963's Marvin Gaye Recorded Live On Stage is the first live album from the legendary Motown star
Gaye, Marvin: That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow. Rumble Records (RUM2011060LP). Street date: 20/03/2014. Marvin Gaye's second LP was a who's who of the Motor City, featuring background vocals from The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Vandellas, songwriting help from Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, and the undeniable musicianship of The Funk Brothers. A classic piece of Detroit R&B history reissued here on LP. €15
Genesis: From Genesis to Revelation. LP reissue on clear vinyl. 02/05/04.
Gentle Giant: In A Glass House. Alucard (ALUGGV04). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4" tapes. €20
Gentle Giant: The Power And The Glory. Alucard (ALUGGV05). April 10. For the very first time in over 35 years, the hugely successful album is again available in its original format, this time on high quality 180 gr. vinyl, direct metal remastered from the original 1/4" tapes and including a bonus 7" (Power and the Glory + Proclamation live 77). €20
Gerry Mulligan and The Concert Jazz Band On Tour / Jazz Soloist: Zoot Sims : S/T. Doxy (DOX887LP). 180 Gr. vinyl + 2 bonus tracks. April 2013. Reissue of Mulligan's long out-of-print 1962 Verve album. The two featured bonus tracks are "As Catch Can" and "Young Blood", not found on the original LP.€16
Getz, Stan: Plays with Jimmy Raney, Duke Jordan, Frank Isola, Bill Crow. Doxy (DOK217LP). 180 gr. vinyl LP with 4 bonus tracks + free CD of the album. Street date: 17/05/12. NYC session recorded between December 12 and 29, 1952, presenting a young Stan Getz (25 years old at that time). The first four tracks on the B side are taken from the Dec 19 session and are the bonus tracks. €17
Getz, Stan: with guest artist Laurindo Almeida. Doxy ACV (ACV2026). 08/08/14. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Stan Getz Quartet: Live at Montmartre. SteepleChase 180 gr. audiophile double vinyl (G1073/74). Back in stock in sept. 2014!
Gibson, Jon: Visitations. Superior Viaduct (SV068). Street date: 23/04/15. Originally appeared on the Chatham Square imprint in 1973. Inspired by the books of Carlos Castaneda, Gibson departs from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers and takes the listener on an aural journey?spanning organic field recordings, ambient flutes and synthesizers, and free-flowing textures. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Cluster, Harold Budd and Phill Niblock.
Gigi Gryce - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory, The & The Cecil Taylor Quartet : At Newport. Doxy ACV (ACV2028). Sept. 2014. Taken from the afternoon concerts at the '57 Newport Jazz Festival. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Gil Evans Orchestra, The: Out of the Cool. Doxy-Goldenote (DOG901LP). 180 gram DMM gatefold LP with inside pocket. 15/06/12. Originally released in 1960, this album is widely considered to be Evans' masterpiece, on par with Duke Ellington in terms of orchestration, and essential listening for any jazz fan. This is also Evans' first post-Miles recording (as humoristically implied in the title). €16
Gil Evans Orchestra, The: Out of the Cool. Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (ACV2048). Jan. 2015. 45 RPM audiophile version in a numbered first pressing limited to 500 copies.
Gilberto, João: Chega De Saudade. Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (ACV2024). July 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies
Giles, Giles, & Fripp : The Cheerful Insanity of ... Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP203). 09/09/13. Originally released in 1968, this album was the precursor of what would become one year later King Crimson
Ginsberg, Alain: Ginsberg's Thing. GET422 (Get Back Avant Garde Series). Spoken word album recorded at the Festival Of The Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy on July 8, 1967.
Gizzi, Claudio: Andy Warhol's Blood For Dracula. Dagored (RED213). Street date: 23/03/15. Hand numbered limited edition (1000 copies) on red coloured vinyl
Gizzi, Claudio: Andy Warhol's Flesh For Frankenstein. Dagored (RED212). Street date: 02/03/15. 1st time double LP gatefold release, in a limited and numbered edition of 1000 copies on mixed coloured vinyl (cream/red)
Gleemen: Oltre... Lontano, Lontano. Black Widow (BWR 164). May 2014. Available in two versions: black vinyl with insert and gatefold sleeve or orange vinyl with insert, record photo and cover panel, a limited edition of 100 copies only! See the CD section for details
Gleemen: S/T (VMLP132LP). Jan. 09. First time ever vinyl reissue of this monstruously rare Italian album from 1970 and a very important re-release, here in 180g vinyl, exact label replicas and gorgeous gatefold cover. Gleemen were no other than the mighty Garybaldi before a name change. €18
Gli Alluminogi: Scolopendra (VMLP121). New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. This trio from Turin, formed in 1970 by keyboard player Alluminio (hence the name of the band) and drummer Ostorero with various guitarists, only lasted for a couple of years and their only album, Scolopendra, was issued when they had already split. Their sole album is very well made, mainly based on Hammond organ and other keyboards, with good instrumental parts and an outstanding B side. A must-have for lovers of Italian prog!
Gnidrolog: Lady Lake. 4 Men With Beards 180 gr. vinyl (4M822LP). Nov. 2014. Lady Lake - the band's 2nd album - was originally released in 1972 while the group was often compared to Gentle Giant and Van der Graaf Generator with a folk influenced jazz sound.
Goad: Masquerade. Black Widow BWR 122 2LP. March 2011. With this new work, Goad returns to break up the ground native to rock.
Goblin: Amo Non Amo. AMS (AMS69LP). Jan. 2014. This edition sees the "Amo Non Amo" OST published in its entirety on vinyl. Among the "new" pieces, in addition to the film version of the main issues, we have a short but wonderful "Amo Non Amo (alternate tensive film version)" and "Amo Non Amo ("Notte" alternate mix)": the latter is an entirely instrumental and remixed version of "Notte", which was originally inserted in "Il Fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark". It also comes with a new cover artwork.
Goblin: Buio Omega. AMS 40 LP. 180 Gr. vinyl. Also released on clear vinyl as a special edition. Jan. 2013. Pressed on vinyl for the first time ever, this is a release awaited for years by Goblin fans; the LP is housed in a beautiful gatefold cover showing inside recording sessions photos and promotional flyers/postcards. The tracklist is that of the first 1997 CD edition.
Goblin: Contamination. AMS 39 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. "Contamination" was released in 1980 as a soundtrack for the eponymous horror/science fiction film; Unkonwn by most listeners, it's a release that deserves more attention, since it shows a wide range of music styles (Jazz, funk, rock, electronic) and once again Goblin's ability in writing film scores.
Goblin: Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. AMS 12 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! The only album (78) entirely sung in Italian, this is also the most progressive and symphonic of their discography! Gatefold cover. €20
Goblin: Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark. AMS12LP-B Blue vinyl. Nov. 2014
Goblin: In Lounge. 7" Il Giaguaro (GRC006). July 2013. Two previously unreleased cuts from psych-prog legends Goblin, respectively dated 1975 and 1977, released on 45 rpm and originally only sold along with "Il Giaguaro" magazine, are finally available again after years of hiatus!
Goblin: Non Ho Sonno. AMS33LP. Street date: 05/05/11. After a lengthy silence, Goblin reunited in 2000, again for a soundtrack for their long-time friend Dario Argento.. To increase the value of this very first release on vinyl, buyers will also get a brand new fantastic artwork by the famous Advent Productions studios, a thick and glossy Nonhosonno 90 x 60 cm megaposter, with movie artwork, reviews, discographies and much more. On the first pressing, 100 copies will be available in each of the following colours: red, blue, crystal, yellow and white. Don't wait too long!
Goblin: Patrick. AMS 37 LP. 180 Gr. reissue. 03/02/12. Patrick is an Australian thriller/horror movie made in 1978; Goblin were asked by the Italian distributor of the film, De Laurentis, to write a new soundtrack - originally composed by an Australian musician called... Brian May! - for the Italian movie market. The result is a mix of old songs chosen and added by the Cinevox Record label and new selections, strongly influenced by Alan Parsons Project.
Goblin: Phenomena. AMS (AMS76LP). Sept. 2014. The LP comes in gatefold format, attached with a 30x60cm poster! A fragmentary score - the original score was a mix of songs also including other artists - that in this reissue makes sense now, as it focuses solely on the production signed by the two original Goblin members, Fabio Pignatelli and Claudio Simonetti, with alternate versions included.
Goblin: Profondo Rosso 35th Anniversary Edition (2010). AMS10LP. This reissue is a faithful reproduction of the very first pressing of 1975 and has 2 incredible extras: the vinyl is coloured with bloodsquirts and includes a fantastic oversized poster (66 cm x 66 cm) written by one of the biggest Goblin collectors. This poster contains the complete history of Profondo Rosso, some very rare newspaper articles of the seventies and for the first time ever the complete and detailed roster with all releases Profondo Rosso had in the last 35 years, including all images (over one hundred!!). A unique product for this truly legendary masterpiece! 666 copies limited edition! €25
Goblin: Profondo Rosso. AMS10LP-B Purple Vinyl. Nov. 2014
Goblin: Profondo Rosso. AMS10LP-B Yellow Vinyl. Dec. 2014
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LPPD. Picture disc limited edition on 180gr. vinyl. Street date: 27/06/11. One of the very few Goblin records not intended to be a soundtrack!
Goblin: Roller. AMS 17 LP. Nov. 09. Never reissued on vinyl before, great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! Roller was the second record for Goblin, originally released in 1976, just after the successful score of Profondo Rosso, and is one of the very few Goblin records that was not intended to be a soundtrack.
Goblin: Suspiria. AMSLP11. Special gimmick edition. 05/02/10. Made of the usual AMS heavy 180 Gr. high quality audiophile vinyl, this reissue features nearly the same pop-up system that was to be found on the original LP, where when removed from the outer sleeve, the inner sleeve unfolded to reveal a pop-up of Dario Argento's initials, decorated with the demonic Goblin logo and the dead ballerina poster art from Suspiria. On the reissue, this is the outer sleeve that will reveal its astounding secret as it was intended in the original project! €25
Goblin: Tenebre. AMS 32 LP. 28/09/12. This reissue of the "Tenebre" OST vinyl follows the AMS Records tradition where a poster is attached to the LP replica, gathering informations for collectors about all the known exixting versions of the release, images of the discography and movie flyers and an essay presenting the filmand the soundtrack in detail. Not to be missed by any horror movie and soundtracks fans!
Gösta Berlings Saga: Detta Har Hänt. Released by the band, this album is now presented on on white heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 150 hand numbered copies. Comes with a set of 3 photo prints from the 2008 recording sessions. Extensive retrospective liner notes. Street date: 15/10/12. This one will run fast, don't wait too long! It will also be released on black heavy 180 Gr. vinyl. Limited to 350 copies.
Grimes Trio, Henry: Call. High Quality Vinyl. €12
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura. Dagored (RED203). June 2014. The legendary avant garde and improvisational combo of which Morricone was a founding member was unconventionally used this time for the purpose of a film soundtrack from 1971. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza: Musica Su Schemi. Superior Viaduct (SV 015). Jan. 2013. LP + digital download card. Founded in the early 70's, this was a collective of Italian composers that included Ennio Morricone on trumpet!! Gruppo aspired to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and like their peer Karlheinz Stockhausen, musique concrète, aleatory (controlled chance) techniques and early electronic music.
Guérin, Jean: Tacet. Souffle Continu Records (FFL009). August 2015. Highly surreal and wonderfully futuristic, "Tacet", one of the best kept secrets of the Futura catalogue is the soundtrack work of Jean Gu?rin for Claude Faraldo's anarchic film "BOF, anatomie d'un livreur". This avant-garde psychedelic jazz masterpiece is a blend of abstract vocals, unusual electronics, twisted sound envelopes and nervous brass instruments. Limited edition of 500 copies on black and 200 on solid grey vinyl. 350 gr. gatefold sleeve with Obi strip - Reverse Printing-.
Guru Guru: Live In Bremen, 12 September 1971. Lilith Dig-A-Log (LR331LP). 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album plus one bonus track. 16/02/12. This album, recorded live at Radio Bremen in 1971 features the 23 minutes long Der LSD Marsch from their debut album, UFO. Here Neumeier's superlative drumming is given center stage and one can hear why Mani has consistently earned such high praise. The remaining two songs come from their second album (1971's Hinten): the 22-minute extended prog tribute to "Bo Diddley" and the aptly titled "Space Ship", an extensive sonic trip of 15+ minutes(!), only found on the bonus CD
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972. B13 (B163). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on red vinyl with yellow label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). By the time this album was recorded, bassist Uli Trepte had left the band to play with Neu! and Faust and was replaced with Bruno Schaab of Night Sun (the stellar German prog metal band). This early live album, recorded in front of a crowd of dedicated fans, is essential listening, featuring two extended tracks, the 28-minute "Oxymoron" and the 23-minute Guru Guru classic "Baby Cake Walk". €16
Guru Guru: Live in Wiesbaden 1972 / 1973. B13 (B164). Street date: 23/08/12. Format:140 gram LP on clear red vinyl with white label in PVC sleeve with black lettering (limited edition 500 copies). With the 37-minutes long freakout "Ooga Booga" and new bass player Hans Hartmann (arguably Guru Guru's best in a long line of bass players) in the '73 concert, this live recording in Wiesbaden is a nice addition or complement to the previous Wiesbaden release (B163). €16
Guru Guru: Tango Fango. Revisited Records LP reissue. 2009. €18
Guy, Barry: Five Fizzles For Samuel Beckett. NoBusiness Records (NBEP 2). Nov. 2014. Limited edition of 300 records. Bass solo album recorded on January 11th, 2009 in Vilnius
Hancock, Herbie: Thrust. LP. €12
Hancock, Herbie: The Joni Letters. New 2007 album released as a limited 2LP edition. Features singer Norah Jones among others.
Hansson & Karlsson: Man at the Moon. Universal (060252794541). Street date: 16/04/12. LP reissue of the third and last album of the Swedish duo.
Hansson & Karlsson: Monument. Universal (060252794540). Street date: 16/04/12. LP re-issue of the debut album from 1967 by the Swedish duo
Harmonia: Deluxe. Lilith Dig-A-Log LP+CD (LR356LP). Feb. 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl gatefold LP with bonus CD on one package! Formed in the early seventies by Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius of Cluster with Michael Rother of Neu!. Although this Kraut rock supergroup produced only two albums, their minimalist sound laid the groundwork for ambient and motorik rock for decades to come. Leaning slightly more towards Cluster's sound for their second and last release, 1975's De luxe featured more structured songs, along with a sparse spattering of vocals, and the guest appearance of Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru on a few tracks. €17
Harmonia: Musik Von Harmonia. Lilith Dig-A-Log LP+CD (LR355LP). Feb. 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl gatefold LP with bonus CD on one package! €17
Harriott, Joe / Amancio d'Silva Quartet: Hum Dono. Zaq (zaq124). 01/12/14. A collaboration of British Joe Harriott with the Goa, India-born Amancio d'Silva. This came after the recordings with John Mayer wherein Harriott would move into world music - long before that genre was coined - and develop his own brand of East-West fusion, using Western as well as Eastern instruments. Here the fusion continues in perhaps a slightly more subtle fashion. D'Silva draws upon the jazz guitar tradition of Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery.
Hawkins, Coleman: Desafinado. (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)2013. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Hawkins, Coleman: The Hawk Swings. Doxy (DOX882LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. Recorded in NYC in 1960 with Thad Jones (trumpet), George Duvivier (bass), Eddie Costa (piano and vibes), and Osie Johnson (drums). €16
Hawkwind: Live At The Astoria. 2LP Mirumir(MIR100743). Sept. 2015. On this reissue, you can listen to the legendary psychedelic rockers performing live at London's Astoria on the 19th December of 2007 at their annual London Christmas gig. Features founder Dave Brock and the return of keyboardist Tim Blake.
Hawkwind: Xenon Codex. Deluxe limited edition on red vinyl of the fifteenth studio album by the English space rock band, released in 1988. 2LP. Feb. 14.
Hayasaka Fumio: Seven Samurai. OST. Doxy Cinematic (DOC127). Street date: 18-01-16. Limited edition first press of 500 copies on white vinyl. Seven Samurai (1954) was Hayasaka's last complete score for film director Kurosawa
Heldon: Allez-Téia. Superior Viaduct (SV028). 2014. 2nd album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, Allez-Téia was originally released in 1975 on the artist's own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the band's prog-tinged trio lineup, Allez-Téia features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and analog synthesizers.
Heldon: Interface. Superior Viaduct (SV029). 2014. LP reissue of the band's 6th album. Interface is loud, dark and unrelenting with a maximal approach to minimalism that would go on to inform the cold wave scene in the late 70's.
Hemphill, Julius: Raw Materials And Residuals. Black Saint Dig-A-Log LP+CD (BS520004). Street date: 03/03/14. Recorded in New York in 1977, this album explodes like a face off between Hemphill's unique reeds, Abdul Wadud's deep pizzicato and Don Moye's frantic drive
Henry, Pierre: Le Voyage. Doxy 180 Gr. LP (DOZ424LP). Dec. 2013. Available again, after being out of print for decades! €15
Henry Cow: Concerts. Recommended Records (RERVHC5DLP). 180 gram 2LP double gatefold + printed inner with liner notes / photos. Oct. 2012. An essential piece in European progressive rock of the seventies, this live album by Henry Cow is finally reissued on double vinyl with updated content and rare and unseen photos!
Henry Cow: In Praise of Learning. Recommended Records (RERVHC3LP). Oct. 2011. 180 gr. LP reissue of this timeless classic originally released on Virgin in 1975. €16
Henry Cow: Unrest. Recommended Records (RER 1404). April 2011. LP reissue of the 2nd *sock* album, the one preferred by the amateurs and Fred Frith himself!
Holiday, Billie: Billie's Blues. DOXY Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile) (ACV2006). Street date: 16/06/14. The present album offers a potent reminder, drawn from three sources, of the Lady during those magic years, the 1940s and early 1950s, just before her life style took its toll irrevocably. The live tracks were taped at a concert during the European tour, Billie's first (and, as it turned out, only) tour of the Continent.
Holiday, Billie: Lady Sings The Blues. Doxy ACV (ACV2037). Oct. 2014. First edition of 500 numbered copies.
Holiday, Billie: Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival October 5th 1958. Suitable 1338. Street date: 12/03/15. A classic live recording from one of the most iconic voices of all-time, in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies on red vinyl with white splatter.
Holiday, Billie: The Commodore Days. Doxy (DOX846). Street date: 20/02/14. The 'Strange Fruit session' for Commodore, was one of those historic moments and part of Billie Holiday's legend hinges on the tremendous courage it took for her go ahead and record this song, knowing that it might well mean the end of her career. Three other songs, found here, were also recorded at that session, while due to contractual issues, the remaining Commodore sides were not recorded until five years later in 1944.
Hopo: Dietro La Finestra (1991). CAM 001. May 2008 reissue of the 2nd album by a classical Italian prog band with references to New Trolls and even Genesis. €17,50
Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin: S/T. Souffle Continu. Jan. 2016. 500 copies in black vinyl (FFL013/SON03), 200 copies in red vinyl (FFL013/SON03C), 350g carton cover, with OBI.
Hostsonaten: Winterthrough is now available on picture disc LP with one bonus track not available on the
CD version. This is a limited (500) hand numbered edition! Gatefold sleeve. Not to be reprinted!
Hunka Munka: Dedicato a Giovanna G. AMS 52 LP. 25/05/12. Reissue on 180 gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by keyboardist Roberto Carlotto from Varese, whose nickname was Hunka Munka
Hunka Munka: Dedicato a Giovanna. AMS52LP-B Orange vinyl. Nov. 2014
I Giganti: Terra in Bocca - Poesia per un Delitto. VMLP013. 26-10-15. "Terra in bocca" is a sort of rock-opera concept album, basically consisting of two long suites, each occupying an entire side of the LP. Already published in CD format by Vinyl Magic in the 90's, this beautiful album is now presented in a faithful LP replica of the original version, complete with a reproduction of the attached poster, presed on clear red vinyl.
I Raminghi: Il Lungo Cammino dei Raminghi. Vinyl Magic VM102LP. Nov. 2015. Reissue of the band's sole album from 1971. Already reissued by Vinyl Magic in a CD papersleeve version, which is now out of print, "Il lungo cammino..." is now proposed in a faithful reproduction of the original release, with a 30x30cm mini-poster and a completely unheard song, "Non Farlo"!
Ibis: S/T. Vinyl Magic Yellow Vinyl (VM169 LP). July 2014. Never reissued on LP in almost four decades, "Ibis" is now re-released in a faithful reproduction of the original edition. First 500 copies come on deluxe yellow vinyl.
I.E.M.: 1996-1999. Double vinyl edition on ToneFloat of the I.E.M. anthology collecting all the music recorded between 1996-99 by Steven Wilson's experimental Krautrock influenced project. Limited run of 500 copies on 180 gram black and white vinyl, in a deluxe spot-varnished gatefold sleeve. Remastered collection including the whole of the first album, the Escalator to Christmas 12 inch single, and bonus material.
Ibis: Canti Di Innocenza, Canti D'Esperienza (1973). Vinyl Magic VMLP094. March 09. Now made available again in exact repro of the cover and labels! and in 180 gram vinyl. Also includes the amazing original insert. Ibis was born from the split of the band New Trolls and therefore features similarities with them, an astounding blend of hard rock and classical influences.
Il Segno Del Comando: Il Volto Verde. Black Widow BWR 161. 2014. See the CD section for the description of the content
Ibis: Sun Supreme. Vinyl Magic VMLP081. 06/02/15. 180gr. gold & black mixed coloured vinyl. Originally released in 1974, this was the 2nd album by the New Trolls offshoot band, never reissued on vinyl ...until now!
Il Compleanno Di Mary: Hollywood Songs (MARK201). July 2014. Limited numbered edition of 500 copies with gatelfold cover, pressed on 180 grams vinyl. This group is made up by Mino Di Martino (I Giganti, Telaio Magnetico e L'albergo Intergalattico Spaziale), Maddalena Bianchi with her clear voice, Angelo Avogadri on flute and Torunn Brigitte Sortvich on violin. Special guests: Ares Tavolazzi (from Area) and Alessandro Papes. Classify as psych/prog
Jacula: In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum. Black Widow BWR 051 LP. Available from April 9th 2010. The first pressing was only 300 copies! This cult album has been now restored and cleaned up, made available again!
Jacula: Pre Viam. Black Widow (BWR 135 LP). June 2011. Not to be mistaken for "Per Viam" (another album and both anagrams for vampire!), here's a great new epic, focused on the sadness, the melancholy and the suicidal tendency of the protagonist portrayed through seven fantastic musical paintings.
Jazz Abroad: Featuring Roy Haynes And Quincy Jones. Doxy ACV (ACV2027). 11/09/14. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Jobim, Antonio Carlos: Desafinado. 2015. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Jobim, Antonio Carlos & Di Moraes, Vinicius: BrasĄlia - Sinfonia Da Alvorada. Doxy Cinematic (DOC122). 26/05/15. Studio recording from 1960, with Jobim conducting the orchestra. First press of 500 copies.
Joe Harriott Quartet, The: Abstract. Doxy ACV (ACV2040). 17/11/14. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
John Cale & Friends (Lou Reed, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Allen Lanier, Mick Ronson, and Chris Spedding): Live at the Ocean Club in New York, July 21, 1976. B 13 (B195). 140 gram LP on clear yellow vinyl in PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). April 2013. €16
Jones, Quincy: Big Band Bossa Nova. Doxy ACV (ACV2032). Sept. 2014. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Jono El Grande: Melody Of A Muddled Mason. Rune Grammofon (RLP3175). 02-10-15. For the description, see the CD section!
Jono El Grande: The Choko King. Rune Grammofon (RALP 307). 25/11/11. This is Jono´s third album since 2009, but the recordings are from the period between 1995 and 2008, some of which predates his first album by four years. "The Choko King" offers an open door into Jono´s surrealistic musical universe and is a rare gift to his increasing number of fans and anyone interested in the workings of a truly eccentric and artistic mind. The album has been meticulously assembled from home recordings, demos, rehearsal tapes, live and studio recordings and made into a completely new work by Jono himself. The sleeve paintings are by acknowledged Norwegian artist Christer Karlstad. This is a limited, numbered vinyl edition of only 300 copies with inner sleeve containing "insanely nerdy details" on each track by Jono himself.
Duke Jordan Trio: Flight to Denmark. SteepleChase 180 gr. vinyl audiophile edition (G1011). Nov. 2014.
Joseph Jarman - Don Moye feat. Johnny Dyani: Black Paladins. Black Saint Dig-A-Log LP+CD (BS520005). Jan. 2014. In December 1979, two Art Ensemble of Chicago members - Joseph Jarman and Don Moye along with the great South African bassist Johnny Dyani gathered together under the name of Black Paladins. Inspired by the words of the great black poet Henry Dumas, the music traces a deep, dense sound path; from ancient Africa through the rural American south to the modern urban contrast.
Joy Division: Ajanta Cinema, April 18th, 1980. East / West (WEST918). Shipping date: 30/04/15. Splatter light green vinyl with pink and yellow speckles. Hand numbered edition of 349 copies only!
Joy Division: Futurama, Leeds, September 8th 1979. East / West (WEST911-2). 17/07/14. Limited edition of 349 hand-numbered copies on green splatter 180gr vinyl with yellow and black speckles; packed in transparent sleeve with obi strip.
Joy Division: Live at the Paradiso Club, Amsterdam 1980. B 13 (B183). Nov. 2012. 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering (ltd. 500 copies). On 11 January 1980 at Amsterdam's Paradiso Club, Joy Division played a mind-blowing 70-minute-long set to a mere handful of dedicated fans. €17
Joy Division: Live At Town Hall, High Wycomb February 20, 1980. B 13 (B204). 25/07/13. Clear green vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.€17.
Joy Division: London February 1980. B 13 (B203). 25/07/13. A classic live date from Ian Curtis & Co. recorded at the University of London Union. Yellow vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.€16
Joy Division: Love Will Tear Us Apart. Vinyl Lovers (901288). 05/01/12. LP version on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with double-sided printed clear plastic insert. This special edition LP features all three versions of the song that transformed Joy Division from mere band into legend. In addition to the original single version, we have two versions remixed by American producers Don Gehman of John Mellencamp fame (the "radio version") and Arthur Baker (who also produced a hit single for Africa Bambaataa around this same time). The remaining tracks include "These Days" (which appeared on the original "Love Will Tear Us Apart" single), along with "Transmission" (their debut single released in 1979) and "Atmosphere" (originally released as a France-only single) in 1980. €16
Joy Division: Preston, 28 February 1980. Picture disc LP (180 Gr.). Get Back GET 069P. Punk
Kaleidon: Free Love. Vinyl Magic (VM157LP). Jan. 2014. Reissue of the only LP ever released by Kaleidon, one of the many 'forgotten ones' from the Italian progressive rock era. This reissue is faithful to the 1973 original release
Jumbo: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM167LP). Dec. 2014. Ltd. Silver&Black mixed colour vinyl
Ken Boothe Meets Tasty Grooves: A Change Must Come b/w Better Than Nothing. 7" on the label Liquidator (LQ050). July 2014. This 45 features two Rocksteady/Reggae stompers. On the A side we can find the great Ken Booth singing a superb Tasty Grooves tune which remind us of some of this Jamaican artist best interpretations from the early 70's, with powerful social lyrics. On the flip side there is a new Tasty Grooves track called "Better Than Nothing", absolutely great, interpretated by Marc Ibarz, lead singer and guitar player from this soulful reggae band from Madrid.
Kenny Wheeler Quintet: Flutter By, Butterfly. Soul Note Dig-A-Log LP+CD (SN521004). Street date: 06/03/14. Reissue of an album recorded in 1987 and featuring bass player Dave Holland alongside the reeds of Stan Sulzman and the impressionistic piano playing of John Taylor
King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon. DGM / Panegyric. Limited edition. 10/10/11. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original stunning gatefold sleeve this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing
Kirk, Roland: Third Dimension. Doxy ACV (ACV2039). 17/11/14. First edition of 500 numbered copies.(scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile
Komeda, Krzysztof : Knife In The Water. Doxy Cinematic (DOC107). June 2014. This is the first collaboration by the tandem team Komeda/Polanski; the album also offers the music of the film Two Men and a Wardrobe. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Kompendium: Beneath the Waves. 7Stones Records. Street date: 22/10/12. A limited edition on double 180 gr. sea-blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves. See the CD section for description of the album
Koray, Erkin: Tutkusu (GDRLP0707). This is the 4th album from 1977. Another brilliant psych-rock album obviously adorned again with some Turkish traditional music elements, though not as strongly as with "Elektronik Türküler". Here he even sings some tracks in English, giving the whole album a more occidental appeal
Koray, Erkin: Tutkusu. Sagara (SAGA-180). Sept. 2015. New vinyl repress
Alexis Korner: R&B from the Marquee. Doxy (DOK215LP) 180 gr. LP + free bonus CD of the album. Street date: 28/06/12. This album - actually recorded in London's Decca studio despites its title - is often cited as being the very first British blues album. €17
Kotebel: Omphalos. PAT Records (PAT-002 LP). 2008. 2LP release of this album from 2006 (the 4th in Kotebel's discography). €22
Kraftwerk: Gondel Kino, Bremen, Germany June 25th, 1971. East / West (WEST921). Shipping date: 30/04/15. Splatter yellow vinyl with grey and black speckles. Rare and early Kraftwerk, recorded in Bremen in 1971. Packed in PVC sleeve with flap and OBI strip. Limited to 349 copies, all hand numbered
Kraftwerk: Live. B13 (B168). Street date: 23/08/12. Format: 140 gram LP grey vinyl with blue label in PVC sleeve with red lettering (limited edition 500 copies). "Kometenmelodie 1 & 2" were recorded live in Paris during the Autobahn tour in 1976 and featured the classic Schneider / Hütter / Bartos / Flür line-up. Side B was recorded live in Utrecht in 1981 shortly after the release of their prophetic "Computer World" album. €16
Kraftwerk: Live 1971. B13 (B186D). 140 gram 2LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve and multicolored labels (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Nov. 2012. Recorded live at the Gondel Kino (Gondola Cinema) in Bremen, Germany on 25 June 1971 (except for "Interzone" recorded on the TV program Beat-Club on 22 May 1971), with a rare trio line-up of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (soon to be of Neu!). This LP represents one of the very few recordings in existence of that brief period in Kraftwerk history after Ralf Hutter had temporarily left the band and before Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger went on to form Neu!€28
Kraftwerk: Live At Ebbet Field In Denver, May 20, 1975 / Live At Koeln Sartory Saal, March 22, 1975. B 13 (B196). 25/07/13. Clear white vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies.€16
Kraftwerk: Live at Tribal Gathering, Luton, England on 24th May 1997. B 13 (B215). Brown vinyl, black lettering, limited edition of 500 copies. July 2014.
Krokofant: Krokofant II. Rune Grammofon (RLP3177). 13-11-15. For the description, see the CD section!
Küchen, Martin / Strøm, Jon Rune / Østvang, Tollef: Melted Snow. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 89). Nov. 2015. Limited edition of 300 records. Saxophone / Bass / Drums trio recorded on 9th April 2014 at Skansen Lydstudio, Trondheim, Norway.
Lacy, Steve: Plays Monk. 180 Gr. LP. €12
La Leggenda New Trolls: Concerto Grosso n.3. 2LP ARS/IMM 1015 LP. April 2013. Limited numbered edition of 999 copies. See the CD section for a detailed description
Ladd, Mike: Negrophilia. Thirsty Ears THI 156-2. Unusual for the label, here's a LP version of an album from 2003 by a rapper in good company: keyboardist Vijay Iyer, drummer Guillermo E. Brown, trumpetist Roy Campbell and more yet!
Lasha/Simmons/Jordan/Cherry: It Is Revealed. Doxy ACV (ACV2038). 17/11/14. Recorded in New York City on May, 1963, this improvised session is a rare album! First edition of 500 numbered copies in a deluxe gold laminated jacket.scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile
Latte E Miele: Papillon. Vinyl Magic Red Vinyl (VM168 LP). July 2014. Reissued in a faithful replica of the original edition, including the central 4-page insert which was initially featured inside the LP gatefold cover. First 500 copies come in a lavish red vinyl.
Latte E Miele: Passio Secundum Mattheum (the complete work). Black Widow (BWRCD 165). Street date: 26-03-14. Available in two versions: black vinyl with insert and a 100 copies limited edition on golden vinyl, with insert and memory card. See the CD section for details
Latte E Miele: Passio secundum Mattheum. Vinyl Magic clear orange vinyl (VM165 LP). Nov. 2014.
Le Orme: Ad Gloriam (68). AMS29LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Reissue on 180 Gr. vinyl of the debut album by one of the top Italian prog bands
Le Orme: Collage. Vinyl Magic VM LP173. Release date: 07/07/15. Limited edition on clear vinyl with gatefold sleeve replica.
Le Orme:Contrappunti. Universal LP reissue (2786151). 06/12/11. 180 gr. vinyl & gatefold cover
Le Orme: Felona e Sorona. This new edition, realized 38 years after the original album's release, features the remastered original album and for the first time, the English version, output only for the UK market for the label Charisma . The "Felona e Sorona" 2LP features the original lyrics written specifically at the time by Peter Hammill. It comes packaged in a stylish LP cover which contains a booklet with rare photos and the known discography in Italian and English by journalists and Giammetti Mario Ernesto De Pascale. A rarity to grab quickly!
Le Orme: Felona e Sorona. Vinyl Magic (VM175LP). Oct. 2015. This new reissue is the Italian edition, in a faithful replica of the original edition on transparent green vinyl.
Le Orme: Felona e Sorona. Vinyl Magic (VM178LP). Street date: 11-09-15. Remastered reissue and limited edition of the UK version, pressed on 180 gr. transparent blue vinyl
Le Orme: In Concerto. Vinyl Magic (VM LP176). Street date: 28-09-15. Replica of the original '74 release / red & black mixed coloured vinyl edition.
Le Orme: L'Aurora delle Orme (70). AMS30LP. Street date: 28/07/10. Originally released on the old label Car Juke Box, this 2nd effort was a compilation of their singles tracks. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue
Le Orme: Live in Pennsylvania (SBM 0001 LP). 2009. In 2008 Le Orme released a fantastic DVD+2CD of their performance in Bethlehem for the 2005 Nearfest. Now they reprint in a limited edition the triple vinyl of that concert. The 3 tracks making side 6 have never been released before!
Le Orme: Live Orme. Black Widow BWRCD115 (1975-77). 2LP + 10". Nov. 09. Originally released in Japan by Nexus/King Records label over 20 years ago, this new reissue contains various wonderful live performances of one of the most known Italian progressive bands and contains five bonus tracks not included in the original Japanese pressing, gathered here on the 10" LP
Le Orme: Smogmagica. Vinyl Magic (VM LP177). Street date: 28-09-15. Replica of the original '74 release / yellow & white mixed coloured vinyl edition.
Le Orme: Uomo di Pezza. Vinyl Magic VM LP174. Release date: 28/07/15. Limited edition on solid blue vinyl with gatefold replica.
Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano: Dedicato a ... Akarma (AK 1008 LP). 28/07/11. New limited 180 gr. vinyl edition of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1967. The album contains a side-long improvised track on side 1, closer to avantgarde or contemporary music performances than to rock. Side 2 is more conventional, with five short tracks with psych influences.
Led Zeppelin: Live At Fillmore West In San Francisco, January 9th, 1969. B13 (B211). Street date: 14/11/13. Limited edition of 500 copies on white vinyl. €16
Lee, Byron & The Dragonaires: Come Fly With Lee. Dynamite! (DNM14009). 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 18/12/14. A classic piece of Jamaican ska that's been unavailable on vinyl for ages, by one of the most legendary as well as controversial figures in Jamaican music history.
Lee, Byron & The Dragonaires: The Sounds Of Jamaica. Dynamite! (DNM14010). 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 18/12/14. 2nd album originally released in 1963
Libra: Shock. AMSLP97. Nov. 2015. this LP is the soundtrack of Mario Bava's eponymous film, released in 1977, while the Italian horror cinema was at its peak. "Shock" was released on LP only in 1977 in Italy and Japan, therefore this new AMS Records edition is the first official reissue after nearly 40 years! A small yet important event, celebrated with a colored vinyl encased in a beautiful triple gatefold cover with a marvellous new artwork! The track list also includes four bonus tracks which have been released only on CD until today.
Lindberg, John & Eraslan, Anil: Juggling Kubla. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 86). Nov. 2015. Limited edition of 300 records. Bass / Cello duo recorded in May 2011 at Downtown Studio in Strasbourg, France.
Locanda Delle Fate: Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Più. Vinyl Magic (VM166LP). Feb. 2014. The reissue of this cult album, faithful in every detail to the original of '77, finally fills a gap that many progressive Italian fans anxiously waited since too long!
Locanda Delle Fate: Homo Homini Lupus. AMS (AMS81 LP). Oct. 2014. Reissue.
Locanda Delle Fate: Live in Bloom. AMS 46 LP (clear orange vinyl). Street date: 30/03/12. This release, only available in LP format, is the last one in the series of official recordings from a magnificent and unforgettable night, the Progvention Festival in Mezzago (Milan, Italy) on November 6th 2010. Of course a limited edition that will run out very quickly!
Locanda Delle Fate: The Missing Fireflies. AltrOck Fading Records (ALTFAD001LP). April 2013. Gatefold sleeve LP. See the CD section for the description of the album
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.1 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-1P
Lou Reed / John Cale / Nico: Le Bataclan '72 Vol.2 Pict. Disc LP (180 Gr.) Get Back GET 122-2P
Madden & Harris: Fool's Paradise. Akarma 180 Gr. LP AK315LP. This Australian duo is responsible for an exceptional fusion of progressive rock and folk, as the grooves of this album, originally released in a limited edition of 500 copies, prove. Published by Jasmine Records in 1975, Fool's Paradise manages to raise from its folkish background to a fuller rock experience, with the addition of mellotron and vintage keyboards. Dave Madden and Peter Harris are here backed up by a great rhythm section composed by Paul Baker (bass) and Doug Gallagher (drums) for an amazing session that reaches its apex in the suite that gives the name to the album. Impeccable. €16
Magma: K.A. Jazz Village 2LP (JV 33570049.50). 17/10/14. 180gr. vinyl + digital download Wav files (CD Master quality). Free download card included.
Magma: K?hntark?sz. Jazz Village (JV 33570057). 17/10/14. 180gr. vinyl + digital download Wav files (CD Master quality). Free download card included.
Magma: R?ah Sah?ltaahk. Jazz Village (JV 33570045). 17/10/14. 180gr. vinyl + digital download Wav files (CD Master quality). Free download card included.
Magma: Slag Tanz. Jazz Village (JV 33570051). Jan. 2015. 180 gr. vinyl edition of the album
Mancini, Henry: Breakfast At Tiffany's. Doxy (DOC110). 04/08/14. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Marley, Bob & The Wailers: Soul Revolution Pt. 2. Radiation (RAD7004). Nov. 2015. Released in Jamaica in 1971 and produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry, Soul Revolution Part II is a sequel of sorts to Bob Marley And The Wailers' debut LP, 1970's "Soul Rebel".
Maschera Di Cera: Le Porte Del Domani. AMS 62LP. Jan. 2013. See the CD section for the description!
Maschera Di Cera: S/T?(MRL1002LP). Sept. 2015. The fantastic debut album by this band, led by Fabio Zuffanti, is now rehoused in a wonderful gatefold 180 gr. LP version. The band blends powerful vocals, piano, mellotron, organ, moog, 'clavicembalo'-VCS 3 synths, flute, bass/acoustic guitar, drums and create some of the best sounds you have heard out of Italy for a long time.
Matching Mole: BBC 1972. B 13 (B202). 25/07/13. This LP combines material from three 1972 appearances on the BBC, including two for the legendary John Peel (all previously released in their entirety on CD by Hux Records). White vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve with blue lettering pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies. €16
Matching Mole: S/T. Esoteric (ECLECLP2311). 25/08/14. This Esoteric Recordings limited LP edition on 180 gram vinyl is a facsimile of the original 1972 vinyl release and has been re-mastered from the original CBS master tapes and includes an inner bag with an essay by Sid Smith.
Maxophone: S/T. (75). AMSLP23. 01/02/10. High quality, heavy 180 Gr. vinyl! €20
Maytals, The: Never Grow Old. 180 gram LP on the label Dynamite (DNM14013). Street date: 19/02/15. Real authentic ska from the source, with the legendary Skatalitesbacking!
McDonald and Giles: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ353LP). Gatefold LP with inside pocket. Jan. 2013. This much appreciated album also featured Michael Giles' brother Peter (from their days with Giles, Giles & Fripp) and guest musician Steve Winwood, whose keyboard playing can be heard on "Turnham Green". €16
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Now Here This. Abstract Logix. October 2012. New studio album available on a 180 gr. double vinyl Limited Collectors Edition + Download + free CD. This collector's pack includes an original signed photograph of John McLaughlin, a 4 page center fold photo, handwritten score of one tune and commentary from John McLaughlin on every piece from this album!
Mendes, Sergio & Bossa Rio: Voc? Ainda NĆo Ouviu Nada! Doxy ACV (ACV2025). 08/08/14. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Misha Mengelberg / Steve Lacy / George Lewis / Arjen Gorter /Han Bennink: Change Of Season (Music of Herbie Nichols). Soul Note (SN521003). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. Recorded in 1984.
Metamorfosi: ... E Fu Il Sesto Giorno. Vinyl Magic VMLP003. Deluxe edition of the debut album by this band from Rome, originally released in 1972 on the Vedette label. It has already most of the elements of "Inferno", with the peculiar voice of Jimmy Spitaleri, the strong rhythm section and the classical influenced keys, but you can also note some slight late 60's influences here. Very rare in original format, this is the first vinyl reissue ever and comes with great remastered sound, replica of the original gatefold cover and label, limited to 500 copies!
Metamorfosi: Inferno. New deluxe LP reissue for the band's unique Italian prog-rock opera and concept album from 1973! Superb gatefold cover LP edition with 180 gr. vinyl, all lyrics in the inner sleeve and original LP labels.
Mike Westbrook Concert Band, The : Celebration. Klimt Records (MJJ368LP). Street date: 21/11/13. Originally released on Deram in 1967, Celebration is one of the most important albums of the 1960s British progressive and avant-garde Jazz scene. The Mike Westbrook Concert Band included some of the UK's most important jazz figures of the time, including John Surman, Mike Osborne, and Harry Miller. Available once again on LP for the first time in over 40 years. €16
Miles Davis Sextet, The: Jazz At The Plaza. Doxy (DOX898LP). 22/08/13. Another fine live recording from 1958, recorded at the Edwardian Room of the Plaza Hotel for a bunch of record biz execs celebrating the success of Columbia Records jazz division. €16
Miles Davis Quintet Together With Gil Evans Orchestra: At Carnegie Hall. Doxy ACV 2LP (ACV4003). Street date: 16/06/14 (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Mingus, Charles: Jazz Composers Workshop. Doxy (DOX883LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. €16
Mingus, Charles: Jazz Composers Workshop #2. Doxy (DOX884LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. €16
Mingus, Charles: Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus. Jeanne Dielman (JD102). 17-03-16. Reissue on a new label of this legendary experiment in a large group setting. Featuring an 11 piece group with new arrangements on some of his most well known compositions, this album is one of Mingus' most timeless and influential releases.
Mingus, Charles: Mingus Plays Piano. Superior Viaduct (SV066). April 2015. This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
Mingus, Charles: Reincarnation of a Love Bird. Doxy (ACV2055). May 2015. Limited first press of 500 numbered copies. (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Mingus, Charles: Shadows. Doxy Cinematic (DOC 125). Nov. 2015. For the first time on vinyl the great score composed by Charles Mingus for the legendary 1959 directorial debut of John Cassavetes "Shadows". Limited edition of 500 on shady transparent vinyl.
Mingus, Charles: The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady. Superior Viaduct (SV065). April 2015. This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes.
The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach: S/T. Doxy (DOX863LP). Street date: 17/05/12. 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Recorded at Greenwich Village's Café Bohemia on December 23rd, 1955, this brilliant live performance is an example of Mingus' well-known Jazz Workshop period, with Mal Waldron on piano, while George Barrow and Eddie Bert play tenor sax and trombone, respectively.€16
The Charlie Mingus Quintet: Chazz! ACV2012. May 2014. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). Performed before a live audience at New York's Club Bohemia on December 23, 1955 and featuring Mal Waldron on piano.
Moggi aka Piero Umiliani: Omaggio ad Einstein. Dagored (RED303C). Shipping date: 03/06/15. Deluxe limited edition (500 copies) on yellow vinyl, with a special "big hole" custom jacket. In this homage to the German physicist, Umiliani subverts the rules of space and time in music and creates an album with 23 compositions, all of them less than 2 minutes long, instead of following the traditional 7-10 tracks usually present in an LP. This is an original and experimental album, with a peculiar and epic catchiness, tied to Piero Umiliani's masterful use of synthesizers and great experience in the field of soundtracks. Also available on a simple black vinyl edition (RED303)
Modern Jazz Quartet, The: At Music Inn - Guest Artist: Jimmy Giuffre. Doxy ACV2060. Street date: 18-01-16. A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile).
Monk, Thelonious: In Italy. Doxy ACV (ACV2044). 26/01/15. Recorded Live in Milan April 21, 1961. First edition of 500 numbered copies. (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall. ACV2017. May 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV). (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile)
Thelonious Monk With Sonny Rollins & Frank Foster : Monk. Doxy (DOX853LP). Jan. 2014. Features a cover artwork by Andy Warhol, 1954. This album also had Art Blakey on drums and features Julius Watkins on French horn, as well as trumpetist Ray Copeland. €16
Monk, Thelonious: Monk in France. Doxy (DOX901LP). 26/09/13. Thelonious Monk and his quartet spent a good chunk of 1961 touring Europe including this date, recorded at Olympia in Paris on April 18th.
Moongarden: Voyeur. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRCLP005). LP version of the album, presented in a spectacular gatefold with illustations made by Ed Unitsky.
Morgan, Derrick: Forward March. Dynamite (DNM14002). 180 Gr. LP. Street date: 22-05-14. Originally released in 1962, "Forward March!" is the first long player from one of Jamaica's biggest stars of the early 1960s, who at one point occupied the first seven spaces on the JA pop chart! Included here is his biggest hit of all, rounded out with the title track - a huge influence on the 2-Tone movement - and 9 more classic sides of early ska.
Morricone, Ennio: A Fistful of Dollars / Per un Pogno di Dollari. 10" EP GDM (GDMEP6502). Oct. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies on Deluxe purple vinyl. Plays on 45 rpm! Also included is a 26x26cm mini poster. Gatefold cover.
Morricone, Ennio: Citt? Violenta. Dagored (RED223C). Nov. 2015. Complete edition for first time ever on vinyl, limited edition of 1000 copies on funky green vinyl.
Morricone, Ennio: Escalation. Dagored (RED214). 02/03/15. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent yellow vinyl!
Morricone, Ennio: Female. Black Cat (BCR0111). Nov. 2014. A Musical Journey into the World of Women, achieved by selecting songs from film music by the great Ennio Morricone
Morricone, Ennio: Gi? la Testa. AMSLP96. Oct. 2015. This title closes the series of AMS Records / Vinyl Magic reissues dedicated to the Leone / Morricone collaboration, with the usual new graphic layout, a 60x30cm poster with flyers and lobby cards and an orange/gold colored vinyl.
Morricone, Ennio: Gli Intoccabili. AMS LP84. 12/06/15. One of many hidden gems by Morricone, here presented in a gatefold LP cover with a completely renewed artwork and a 30x30cm poster with vintage flyers and lobby cards.
Morricone, Ennio: I Pugni in Tasca. Dagored (RED221C). Shipping date: 28/09/15. Ennio Morricone, for Marco Bellocchio's masterpiece debut film I Pugni in Tasca, composed some mysterious and obsessive music for soprano voice, harp, harpsichord, strings, alternated to lounge music of the period, swing and jazz, creating a great contrast with the dark mood of the movie. This complete edition is first time ever on vinyl, pressed on blue vinyl and limited to 1000 copies
Morricone, Ennio: Il Diavolo nel Cervello. AMS85LP. 26/06/15. Soundtrack of a film directed in 1971 by Sergio Sollima. Solid red & purple mixed vinyl edition.
Morricone, Ennio: Il Mio Nome è Nessuno. AMS LP66. Release date: 24/07/15. Following the success gained by the first press of this item, especially released for the Record Store Day 2015, "Il mio nome è Nessuno" (My name is Nobody) is now reissued with a new artwork and on black vinyl, still including a 60x30cm poster with flyers and lobby cards.
Morricone, Ennio: Indagine su un Cittadino al di Sopra di Ogni Sospetto. AMSLP94. Sept. 2015. Despite the prizes earned by the film - including the Academy Award for best foreign film -? Cinevox only released a 45rpm with the main theme of the film at the time, and a first "full-version" of the soundtrack was only published in the?80's. This new edition fills some other gaps, by including a specially selected tracklist, a never seen before artwork, a gatefold cover with extensive notes and a 30x30cm poster with a vast reproduction of lobby cards and posters of the film. Pressed on 180gr. gold & black mixed coloured vinyl.
Morricone, Ennio: La Resa dei Conti. Contempo (CO2004-2LP). Dec. 2014. Ennio Morricone delivered more dramatic conflict on his score for the 1968 Western La Resa Dei Conti, this time mixing in a bit of atmospheric formlessness among his more romantic and orchestral sounds. There are some vampiric-sounding organs as well as one of those ascending, judgement day tunes that's expected from a Western: the strings come into play and the choir gets heavy with the tension. Comes in two separate LPs sold together in a deluxe pvc sleeve. The first one is the exact reissue of the original album. The second contains 11 bonus tracks here released on vinyl for the first time.
Morricone, Ennio: La Trappola Scatta A Beirut. EP 10" (GDM EP6707). Street date: 14-09-15.
Morricone, Ennio: La Vita a Volte... Vero Provvidenza? GDM LP6706. Coloured 180 gr. vinyl edition. Street date: 14-09-15.
Morricone, Ennio: Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene. Dagored (RED202). June 2014. Soundtrack to an obscure Italian thriller from the 70's. Limited edition of 500 copies
Morricone, Ennio: Le Pistole Non Discutono. GDM LP6704. Release date: 23/06/15. Western from 1964, whose soundtrack has been remastered from the original mono tapes
Morricone, Ennio: L'istruttoria ? Chiusa. Dimentichi. Contempo (CO2005LP). Dec. 2014. Original soundtrack from the film directed by Damiano Damiani; this is one of the best experimental scores composed by the Maestro, with an avantgarde style that reminds his works with Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Here are the complete recordings, including two bonus tracks, remastered from the original analog tapes. Master and sound restoring done by Roberto Zamori at Film Music Art Studio. Beautiful gatefold sleeve cover artwork done with the original movie poster.
Morricone, Ennio: L'uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo. AMS36LP. Red vinyl. May 2014. For this soundtrack of a Dario Argento movie, the maestro adopted a particular style that draws heavily on contemporary music and on the studies of his Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. First 500 copies are in red vinyl with a special 30x30cm insert resuming the best international flyers and lobby cards of the movie.
Morricone, Ennio: Maddalena. GDM LP6703. Release date: 23/06/15. Soundtrack of an Italo-Yugoslavian production from 1971, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Remastered from the original stereo analog tapes, reprinted in a new design layout and including as bonus a track originally issued as single.
Morricone, Ennio: Metti, una Sera a Cena.?AMS95LP. Sept. 2015. This edition offers the original soundtrack released in 1969 on Cinevox Record in a new artwork, gatefold cover and colored vinyl. A bonus track is also included, the song "Hurry to me" sung by The Sandpipers, a folk/pop trio who became famous at the time for their version of the popular "Guantanamera".
Morricone, Ennio: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. AMS LP88. Release date: 13/07/15. Limited edition on solid purple & clear transparent mixed vinyl, in a gatefold cover with new artwork, also including a 30x30cm poster with flyers and promotional lobby cards. A must for any self-respecting movie maniac, presented in a LP format after more than 15 years!
Morricone, Ennio: Once Upon a Time in the West / C'era una Volta il West. GDM (GDMLP6503). Oct. 2014. Limited edition on Deluxe orange Mixed vinyl. This reissue comes in a splendid gatefold package, with a 30x30cm inlay poster.
Morricone, Ennio: Queimada. AMS LP87. Release date: 13/07/15. Limited edition on clear & orange mixed vinyl with many bonus tracks, enclosed in a cover gatefold with a completely renewed artwork and a 30x30cm poster with film flyers and lobby cards reproductions.
Morricone, Ennio: Questa Specie d'Amore. Vinyl Magic (VMLP185). 29-01-16. Clear blue vinyl edition. This reissue is the very first ever on vinyl, and presents a renewed artwork and includes all the sixteen cuts of the complete edition of the soundtrack.
Morricone, Ennio: Revolver. Dagored (RED220C). Shipping date: 31/07/15. New edition with extra tracks, limited to 500 copies, pressed on white and red splatter vinyl. Revolver is one the finest Ennio Morricone thriller scores, composed in 1973.
Morricone, Ennio: Spasmo. This great score for Umberto Lenzi's 1974 cult thriller will be a Store Day Release from the label Dagored, presented in two limited editions and artwork (500 copies): The Mouth Edition, on RSD electric blue vinyl (RED216X) and the Hand Edition, on RSD clear blue vinyl (RED216Y). Street date: 23/03/15
Morricone, Ennio: Tepepa. Vinyl Magic (VMLP184). 29-01-16. Clear orange vinyl edition of this soundtrack of a spaghetti western dominated by strings and, curiously, by the acoustic guitar!
Morricone, Ennio: The Big Gundown (La Resa Dei Conti). Dagored (RED211). 15/01/15. Limited numbered edition of 500 copies on splatter vinyl (black with sand Speckles). Free poster inside. Complete remastered edition.
Morricone, Ennio: Veruschka. Dagored (RED201). June 2014. Ennio Morricone's famous soundtrack composed for the 1971 Franco Rubartelli documentary Veruschka, Poesia di una Donna, about the legendary Veruschka, the world's first supermodel, a real 60's/70's icon, who appeared in several cult movies; limited edition of 500 copies
Mothers Of Invention, The : FZ at Artisan. B13 (B152). 07/12/11. 140 gram LP Clear vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with blue lettering; limited edition 500 copies. Recorded live between October 1968 and May 1969, these tracks were chosen, produced and mastered by Frank Zappa himself at Artisan Sound in Hollywood, CA in mid-1969. The album includes rare live versions of tracks recorded during The Mothers' first European tour (Autumn 1968) and at various locations around the USA (mostly in 1969). €16
Paul Motian Trio: One Time Out. Soul Note (SN521001). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. A truly unique trio in the history of modern jazz, the legendary Paul Motian (drums), along with the magnificent Bill Frisell (guitar) and Joe Lovano (tenor sax), represent the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.
Moving Gelatine Plates: S/T. Replica (RPC11). Street date: 03/09/15. Reissue of the debut album by this French progressive band
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond : Quartet. Doxy (DOX867LP) 180gr. LP. 28/06/12. Recorded in August 1957, this was Mulligan and Desmond's first collaborative effort. A blend of standards and original compositions like Desmond's "Blues In Time", and Mulligan's hit song "Line For Lyons", Quartet is an absolute classic of Cool. €16
Murple: Il Viaggio. 180 gram vinyl & gatefold cover. AMS (AMS80LP). Oct. 2014.
Murple: Io Sono Murple. AMS 44 LP. Vinyl reissue with the same gatefold cover and insert as the original from 1974.
The first 300 copies are pressed in green vinyl.
Murray, David: Ming. Black Saint Dig-A-Log (BS520003). 180 gram LP + CD. Oct. 2012. A key work in Murray's discography and his debut as leader of this historic octet. €17.
Museo Rosenbach: Zarathustra (73). Sony/Bmg 88697428191. 30/01/09. One of the masterpieces of Italian progressive rock finally reprinted on 180 gr. vinyl with digital remastered sound! Gatefold sleeve. €21
Mushroom: Early One Morning. 180 gram LP. AK328LP. Originated in Dublin in 1972, Mushroom were one of the top folk prog Irish bands of the period. A collector's item, Early One Morning is now reissued with four bonus tracks that were originally released as singles. €16
Møster!: When You Cut Into The Present. Hubro (HUBROLP3565). 11-09-15. For the description, see the CD section!
Necromonkey: A Glimpse Of Possible Endings. Pancromantic (PLP 2019). Nov. 2015. Newly mastered edition, limited to 200 copies on solid orange and gold coloured vinyl and released in a gatefold sleeve.
Nektar: Down to Earth. Sireena Records (SIREENA4015). 12/03/12. 1974's "Down To Earth" with Hawkwind friend Robert Calvert acting as ringmaster for the progressive circus is a tremendous listen. This edition also includes the reproduction of a classic live Nektar Poster
Nektar: Remember The Future. Sireena Records (SIREENA4011). Street date: 15/06/11. This edition comes in 180 gram heavy-weight vinyl and includes a reproduced Promo 7" Single with two radio versions. For the very first time! "Remember The Future" was originally released in 1973 and for many fans it always has been the masterpiece by the anglo-German band
Nero, Leo: Vero. AMSLP22. Street date: 20/01/2010. Behind this name is in fact keyboardist Gianni Leone, here in 1977 starting a solo career after the disbanding of his band Il Balletto di Bronzo . The album was recorded in New York in 1976 and is reissued for the very first time on a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl! (it had shortly previously seen a limited vinyl reissue in Japan). The album is totally played and sung by Leo himself; the sound is mainly keyboard based but Leone played drums, minimoog bass lines and even guitar on some tracks. €20
New Trolls: Concerto Grosso. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP129. May 2008. Here's a limited, wonderful reissue of the original album from 1971, with its gatefold cover and original label replicas. €17,50
New Trolls: S/T. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM133LP. Sept. 08. The songs of this 2nd album from 1970 are still a pleasure to listen today; they are real beat and psych inspired killers, highlighted by great vocal harmonies and an Hendrix-inspired guitar playing. Not yet prog but catchy and well crafted! €18
New Trolls: Searching For A Land. Vinyl Magic 2LP (VMLP139). May 2009. Brilliant reissue of the 1972 double album by Italian prog hitmakers, mostly sung in English. One of the 4 sides is a live recording. This wonderful reissue is an exact replica of the original, with the gatefold cover with top flap. A very nice collectable. 180g vinyl.
New Trolls: Senza Orario, Senza Bandiera. Vinyl Magic 180 Gr. LP VM130LP. Sept. 08. Finally on LP again the legendary New Trolls debut album from 1969! The lyrics where written for them by singer songwriter Fabrizio De André, while music arrangements were due to a man that would become the producer of Le Orme! €18
Nilovic, Janko: Funky Tramway. Vadim Music (VAD036LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Doted with a great reputation and very stable value in the often fluctuating rare groove market, Funky Tramway is often considered to be one of the rarest and most well developed of Janko Nilovic's records, easily rivalling his famous cult album Rythmes Contemporains. €17
No-Man: Returning Jesus. Reissued on the Tonefloat label in a lavish triple vinyl format, No-Man's acclaimed 2001 album has never looked or sounded better. The first two LPs comprise a re-mastered version of the existing album as well as all the EP tracks officially released during the period. The third LP contains previously unreleased alternate versions and demos made during the five year period Returning Jesus was being recorded. The initial limited edition of 500 copies is available on 180 gram marbled multi-coloured vinyl housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
No-Man: Schoolyard Ghosts. May 2008. A special limited edition of only 1.000 copies worldwide is pressed on coloured 180 grams double vinyl, and housed in a numbered cardboard slipcase, that also contains a full-colour 16page 12x12inch picture booklet, plus a 7inch with three exclusive schoolyard ghosts demos, written and recorded by Tim Bowness.
No-Man: Speak. Burning Shed. Deluxe 180 gram heavyweight vinyl edition in a lavish gatefold sleeve. The first 500 copies are pressed on marbled multi-coloured vinyl, and include an additional one-sided bonus 12" featuring the CD bonus track The Hidden Art Of Man Ray. Considered by Steven and Tim to be one of their finest works, the tracks date from the very earliest years of the band (1988-89), but were subject to re-recording and re-mixing in 1999.
No-Man: Together We're Stranger. This new 180g white vinyl version of the album comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and contains a previously unreleased 'drum' mix of "The Break-up For Real" and the album outtake "bluecoda".
Norman Haines Band, The: Den Of Iniquity. Acid Nightmare Records (ANM011). 03/07/14. Limited LP edition. One of the most sought after releases of the Progressive Rock era, Den of Iniquity was the only album recorded by the band and was a dark and heavy affair with superb compositions that included a reworked version of Mr. Armageddon (previously recorded by Locomotive), the excellent title track and the epic thirteen minute long Rabbits . Issued on the Parlophone imprint in 1971, the album was available for a few short months before being deleted. This high quality vinyl reissue on the Acid Nightmare label fills that gap in any respectable Prog Rock vinyl collection. This is strictly limited to 400 copies, with fully restored and remastered sound!
Nuova Idea: In the Beginning. Sony (88875121281) 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Sept. 2015.
Nuova Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno, La : Il Pittore Volante. AMSLP25. 16/02/10. 300 copies in black vinyl. After more than 30 years, Raccomandata Ricevuta di Ritorno is back and hits the streets with an astounding record with even more astounding guests, including Claudio Simonetti (Goblin), Lino Vairetti (Osanna) and even Carl Verheyen (Supertramp. €20
Officina Meccanica: La Follia del Mimo di Fuoco. AMS98LP. Sept. 2015. Already released on papersleeve CD format in 2007 (now sold-out), this rare and exclusive material (the band only managed to release some 45rpm's before splitting up at the end of the decade) is now reissued on 180 gr. vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve.
Omega: 10.000 Paces. Moiras Records (CALP010). 15/12/11. This compilation available only on vinyl grabs the forgotten tracks of the early era between 68 and 70, including rare English versions, unreleased demo recordings and even a bonus track on a theme unusual for late 60s beat. €20
Opus Avantra: Lord Cromwell. Artis (AR003LP). 16/09/11. Reissue of the 2nd album, which didn't feature singer Donella Del Monaco. €18
Os Mutantes: S/T. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR336LP. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. With the release of their debut LP in 1968, Os Mutantes cracked the already red hot Tropicalia scene wide open. Fusing traditional Brazilian music, psychedelia, rock and a good dose of pure experimentalism, they quickly became giants both in Brazil and in the outer fringes of pop music, where they have managed to reign supreme for the past four decades.€16
Osage Tribe: Arrow Head. Vinyl Magic VM50LP. 23/03/12. Still considered a must-have for any Italian Prog listener, "Arrow Head" is now reissued as an audiophile 180 gr. black vinyl, enclosed in a gatefold cover faithful to the beautiful original edition from 1972. The band was founded by Franco Battiato.
Osage Tribe: Hypnosis. AMSLP68-B Orange vinyl. Nov. 2014
Osanna: Milano Calibro 9. Vinyl Magic VMLP092. Osanna's 2nd album, originally released in 1972 on Fonit and used as film soundtrack under this title (the original title being "Preludio, Tema, Variazioni, Canzona"). Now available again, with the original gatefold cover and label replicas. Limited to 500 copies.
Osanna: Palepoli. Vinyl Magic VMLP127. Deluxe LP. Now available again with the original gatefold cover, label replicas and the printed inner sleeve including the lyrics. Limited to 500 copies. Palepoli - Osanna's third album - was originally released in 1973 and contains three long tracks only, the first of them an amazing mixture of progressive rock with local Napoli folk. The whole album has excellent guitar and powerful rhythm section, and the production of the record is fantastic.
Osanna: Rosso Rock (LPRG2212). Sept. 2012. See the CD section for details.
Osanna & David Jackson: Prog Family. AMS 16LP. Sept. 09. After the CD release, here comes a gatefold double LP with over 70 minutes of music (see details on the CD section under Italy)
Out Of Focus: Four Letter Monday Afternoon. Missing Vinyl Records (MV006). June 2009. From a vinyl-only label who specializes in music the world has been missing out on for decades, here's a fully authorized, limited deluxe exact double LP reissue on 180g vinyl of the third album from 1972 by one of the finest German Krautrock groups, almost entirely instrumental and with a strong brassy touch.. Expertly remastered from the mastertapes. Contains one bonus track (When I'm Sleeping).
Out Of Focus: S/T. Missing Vinyl Records (MV005). 2009. From the same label, this heavy progressive Krautrock from the very early 70's, with lots of organ/guitar/flute riffing; this is their jazzier 2nd album, from 1971, which includes the seventeen-minute long "Fly Bird Fly Television Program" (a great song, a great song title); extended instrumentals and abundant solos. Fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Out Of Focus: Wake Up. Missing Vinyl Records (MV004). 2009. This is the first album (1970) of heavy progressive Krautrock by one of the finest Krautrock groups with organ, flute, and guitar riffing to satisfy even the greatest requirements; fully authorized. Limited, deluxe exact reissue on 180g vinyl, expertly remastered from the mastertapes.
Paatos: Sensors. Mellotronen. 2007. A live LP recorded in Germany, Holland and France. The 180 gram LP is housed in a thick gatefold sleeve. Release strictly limited to 500 copies.
Paatos: Silence Of Another Kind. Mellotronen. 2006. Very nicely done with foldout cover, printed innersleeve. Comes in black vinyl (800 copies) and in white vinyl (200 copies). Great album!
Paatos: Timeloss. Mellotronen. 2003. An emotional and very melodic album with dark passages. Housed in a nice gatefold sleeve with a different booklet than on the CD. The first 300 copies in coloured vinyl.
Paese dei Balocchi, Il : S/T. Vinyl Magic VMLP125. Reissue on 180gr. vinyl of the sole album made in 1972 by this Italian prog band from Rome, formed in 1971. Here is a typical Italian symphonic prog album with strong classical influences and keyboards as lead instrument; it contains two long suites divided into small movements. €20
Pagani, Mauro: S/T. Vinyl Magic (VM115LP). March 2013. 180 Gr. vinyl reissue. The vinyl transfer has been made for the first time with the DMM technology (Direct Metal Mastering), with the aim of offering an even better sound quality. €20
Jimmy Page, Sonny Boy Williamson & Brian Auger: Jam Session. Charly Records (180 Gr.). Recorded in April 1964, this album is the third jam session Sonny Boy Williamson recorded during his stay in London.
Pangea: Invasori. AMS-Vinyl Magic (AMSLP02). Deluxe LP. This is a conceptual album with 10 tracks put together into 2 long suites, some long instrumental and much elaborated parts, Italian lyrics. It's spacey progressive music with some pop hints too. It was out on Philips in 1976 but only in promotional form and without a cover! It comes today in gatefold cover, obviously new artwork, great sound and is limited to 500 copies that will sell-out very fast! €17,50.
Panna Fredda: Uno. Vinyl Magic (VM118LP). 27/01/12. With the first 300 copies pressed on clear transparent vinyl, here's a reissue of the sole album made by this band from Rome in 1971. Some English prog influences can be heard and classical influences are evident, especially in the keyboard parts.
Panzerpappa: Astromalist. Rune Grammofon (RLP3135). Street date: 12/10/12. New album by the Norwegian Canterburians!
Parker, Charlie: On Dial Vol. 1. Doxy (DOX900LP). 26/09/13. Featuring material recorded during several sessions between February and July of 1946 for the Dial label
Pascal, Gigi & La Pop Compagnia Meccanica : S/T. June 2011. Limited numbered edition of 500 copies! Great and very rare album (probably pressed in just a few hundreds copies in 1973) with the Hammond organ and drums as main instruments; the music has some nice classical influences, long tracks and very good, complex arrangements !
Patterson, Ben: A Fluxus Elegy. Limited edition (17 VOCSON). Avant garde. The new Ben Patterson piece, issued as a one-sided LP on Alga Marghen's VocSon series, is based on the basic principles of the polyphonic music of the Bantu tribes of West and Central Africa.
Pat Metheny Group: Missouri, June 1979. B13 (B210). Street date: 14/11/13. Culled from the touring behind their breakout hit LP, American Garage, this LP features some of their finest live recordings of that year, in the guitarist's home state of Missouri. Absolutely essential jam jazz from the master of the genre, in a limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl. €16
Pelletier, Jean-Claude: Streaking. Vadim Music (VAD037LP). 180gr. LP. 05/07/11. Finally, one of European rare groove's holy grails is rereleased, "a dance record like no other" as the presentation on the back of its cult sleeve with the naked runner proudly announces. €17
Perigeo: Abbiamo Tutti un Blues da Piangere. LP+CD Schema / BTF (SCEB927). 26/06/15. Reissue of the 2nd album
Perigeo: Genealogia. LP+CD Schema / BTF (SCEB926). 26/06/15. Reissue of the 3rd album
PFM: A.D.2010 La Buona Novella Opera Apocrifa. Edel / Aerostella 0204902AER-CD(2010). 2LP edition. See details above (News page or Progressive page -> Italy).
PFM: Storia di un Minuto. Sony 888750118615. Oct. 2014. The historic first album is now reissued and digitally remastered by Sony Records with gatefold cover.
PFM: The World Became The World. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP114LP). LP reissue with the original die-cut cover and printed innersleeve. Street date: 23/02/12. This edition of PFM's second album for Manticore (74) has been remastered from the analog tapes. €16
Pholas Dactylus: Concerto Delle Menti. Black Widow (BWR 107). Reissue of the famous and sole album, originally released on De Scalzi's label Magma. This new version also contains a 10 pages booklet full of vintage photos of the group, and a 4-pages insert that includes all the lyrics of the album.
Pieranunzi / Johnson / Baron: Deep Down. Soul Note (SN521002). 180 gram LP + bonus CD of the album. Jan. 2013. Album recorded in 1986.
Pooh, I: Alexandra. Vinyl Magic (VM160LP). LP reissue in a faithful replica of the original, on splatter colored vinyl.
Pooh, I: Contrasto (VMRS358). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their 2nd album from 1968. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. €30
Pooh, I: Opera Prima. Vinyl Magic (VMLP158). 21/03/14. Reissue of the band's fourth LP - released in 1971 - in a faithful replica of the original gatefold pressing. "Splatter effect" coloured vinyl.
Pooh, I: Parsifal. Vinyl Magic Orange vinyl (VMLP161). Nov. 2014
Pooh, I: Per Quelli Come Noi (VRM36033). Strictly limited reissue of 500 copies with original (and great) artwork and improved sound quality. This is their debut album from 1966. Rare and nearly gone by March 2008. €30
Pooh, I: Per Quelli Come Noi (VRM36033). Feb. 2014. Special limited edition (200 copies) reissued on red vinyl!
Pooh, I: Memorie. VPA 8083 LP. Sept. 2012. This album from 1969 was the last released by Vedette Records, before the band moved on to CBS. Enclosed in a beautiful gatefold cover, a replica of its original version, the LP is here enhanced by the attached 7" single "Nel buio / Cose di questo mondo" (1967), in its rarest alternate cover version. €28
Pooh, I: Opera Prima. Vinyl Magic (VM158LP). Feb. 2014. Vinyl Magic reissue of the band's fourth album from 1971, faithful to the original gatefold pressing. 'Splatter effect' coloured vinyl. €20
Popol Vuh: Einsjäger Und Siebenjäger. Spalax. With Daniel Fischescher
Porcupine Tree: Deadwing. August 2005: A small number of copies are remaining of this deluxe 2LP blue vinyl edition in thick gatefold sleeve with poster. Side 4 also includes the tracks from the Lazarus CD single "So Called Friend" and "Half-light".
Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet. Finally for all vinyl fanatics comes the double LP edition of Fear of a Blank Planet, issued by vinyl specialists ToneFloat. The double vinyl edition includes the album as well all 4 tracks from the the Nil Recurring mini album, all on 180 gram vinyl, packed in a state of the art heavy gatefold picture sleeve with innerbags, designed by Carl Glover.
Porcupine Tree: Moonloop. Vinyl preorder can be sent in March 2006. Issued originally on CD in 2001 for the fan club in an edition of 500 copies, this is a limited vinyl edition of the most sought after Porcupine Tree release. A long spacey, psychedelic improvisation of over forty minutes in length, moonloop is regarded as the holy grail for fans of Porcupine Tree's space rock era. Available in a limited run on white vinyl and housed in a twelve inch dark blue PVC, screen printed bag this will no doubt become as sought after as the original CD edition.
Porcupine Tree: On The Sunday of Life. 2LP. This continues Headspin's reissuing of the whole PT Delerium years catalogue. Deluxe remastered black vinyl double LP in a gatefold sleeve. Porcupine Tree's 1992 debut is an album that stands up a modern day psychedelic classic. With acid warped lyrics, quirky melodies, effected vocals and trippy backwards guitar work, the album also hints at the direction the band would take later
Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream. Porcupine Tree's 1999 studio album released on black vinyl as a deluxe double LP set on US label Gates of Dawn. The remaster of the original album is on sides 1-3, and side 4 contains bonus tracks Ambulance Chasing and Even Less (full length 14 minute version). Comes in a lavish thick gatefold sleeve using the new artwork created by Lasse Hoile, and designed by Carl Glover. Previously available pressed on grey vinyl.
Porcupine Tree: The Incident. This most ambitious statement of intent to date is available in both regular and special double vinyl editions. The special edition is limited to 2000 copies worldwide, and features the two discs in separate picture sleeves together with a superb 48-page 12" book housed in a custom printed pvc slipcase.
Porcupine Tree: Up The Downstair. 2LP Burning Shed. Porcupine Tree have released a new double vinyl version in beautiful gatefold cover and inner sleeves. Content is the same as the new 2004 2 CD remaster, except that record two, Staircase Infinities, also includes a bonus track from the same era, Phantoms (this track can also be found on the Stars Die CD anthology).
Porcupine Tree: We Lost The Skyline. On the 4th october 2007 Porcupine Tree showed up for an in-store performance and signing session at park avenue cds in Orlando, Florida, with 200 fans also in attendance. Although it was originally planned that the full band would play, lack of space dictated that it was only the two guitarists/singers Steven Wilson & John Wesley who delivered an impromptu performance, including many songs rarely (if ever) played by the band, making for a very special and intimate show. Fortunately this one-off event was captured by a remote recording facility and the complete 8 song, 33 minute performance is now being released by Tonefloat in a 180 Gr. vinyl edition with a gatefold picture sleeve created by photographer Lasse Hoile and designer Carl Glover.
Prince Buster: I Feel The Spirit. Dynamite (DNM14001). 180 Gr. vinyl. Street date: 22/05/14. One of the most important figures in the development of ska's and, ultimately, reggae's music. Not just an innovator, he's also one of the more distinct and distinguished voices in the history of Jamaican popular music. I Feel The Spirit is his very first long player and was a hit both at home in Kingston, and in the West Indian clubs of London, where it would help to inspire the late 70s/early 80s 2-Tone movement. This album is one of the most important LP documents of early Jamaican ska!
Prince Buster: The Blue Beat Singles 1961-1962. Dynamite! (DNM14011). 180 gr. vinyl. Street date: 18/12/14. Starting in the early 60',s the UK's Blue Beat label began releasing the early ska singles of the legendary Prince Buster, introducing the British Isles to the new sounds of Jamaica, and its biggest star. Collected here are 16 of these classic cuts, some of the finest ska songs ever released and the blueprint for a sound that would take the UK by storm
Procession: Fiaba. Vinyl Magic VMLP123. Deluxe LP. With this second and last album from 1974, Fiaba moved away from hard rock. With a new line-up (only keeping guitarist and vocalist from their original line-up), Procession made it different, and still much better. Fiaba is an astounding piece of progressive rock with a slight symphonic feel, with guitar, bass, drums, flute and sax, and occasional keys, now reissued in its gatefold cover and also label's replica.
Ptôse: Ignobles Limaces. 180 gram LP Replica (RPC06). 30/10/14. French Ptôse possess an early electro-wave-experimental sound with lots of primitive electronics, drum machines, and funny voices. This album was originally released in 1984.
Quella Vecchia Locanda: Il Tempo della Gioia. Sony (88875121291) 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Sept. 2015.
Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno: Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo. Deluxe LP Vinyl Magic VMLP117. May 2008 reissue of their sole album, released in 1972 on Cetra-Fonit. The original LP came out in a gorgeous gatefold cover with a very nice drawing in the inner gatefold and it's a particularly hard to find item. Typical Italian progressive sound with acoustic guitar, flutes and lots of keyboards, along with some jazz influences. A good representative album from the Italian progressive golden years. €17,50
Radius, Alberto: Radius. Oct. 08. Very limited reissue by BMG/Sony of this solo album from 1972 by the guitarist of Formula 3. This album has several members of Area guesting on a few tracks + other guests as well!
Ramones, The: Whiskey A Go-Go, Los Angeles, Ca, November 24th, 1977. East/West (WEST915J). Street date: 18/12/14. A numbered limited edition of 349 copies on red vinyl with blue splatter.
Reale Impero Britannico, Il: Perché Si Uccidono. AMS LP13. Sept. 09. Released in a very small batch of copies in January 1976 as the soundtrack of an obscure movie, this recording is a gem for collectors because it features the members of Goblin at a time where they still called themselves Cherry Five. An essential and rare record for Goblin lovers, that will suit both all psychedelic and progressive minds! €18
Red Garland Trio: It's A Blue World. Doxy ACV (ACV2030). Sept, 2014. Paul Chambers' bowing is truly special on this very special recording. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Residents, The: Residue Of The Residents. Superior Viaduct (SV073). Format: 2LP. Street date: 27/03/14. Originally released on Ralph Records in 1983 and spanning The Residents' career up to that point, this first-time vinyl reissue has been expanded to a double LP and contains 26 songs, a collection of outtakes, rare tracks and other experiments from this legendary San Francisco collective.
Residents, The: Santa Dog. 2 x 7" from Superior Viaduct (SV072). Street date: 27/03/14. First-time vinyl reissue of their debut release, first appeared in 1972 on the equally enigmatic Ralph Records / Cryptic Corporation, complete with Christmas-themed fold-out sleeve. The package is an essential artifact for devout fans and beginners!
Riddle, Nelson: The Untouchables. Doxy Cinematic (DOC124). Shipping date: 28/09/15. Robert Stack was winner of an Emmy Award for his fine portrayal of Eliot Ness the Chicago gangbuster and prohibition agent in "The Untouchables", the legendary American crime TV drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network. Limited first press of 500 copies.
Roach, Max: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. So Far Out (OUT5001LP) 180 Gr. vinyl. Feb. 2013. LP reissue of a classic gem! Recorded in August 1960, was the first of several jazz-as-protest albums explicitly to voice the growing demand for equal rights. Conceived as a suite by Roach, its composer and arranger, the album features a shifting cast of players, with only Roach and singer Abbey Lincoln heard throughout. €16
Rocchi, Claudio: Il Miele dei Pianeti, le Isole, le Api (1974). Sony (88691988991) LP reissue. Street date: 13/04/12. A transitional album that would begin to pull the mystical, improvisational drone-folk back from the edges of space and reassert a more deliberate song structure here and there. Rocchi was helped here by musicians from Aktuala and this introduces a different flavor, compared to his previous few albums.
Rocky's Filj: Storie Di Uomini E Non (1973). Sony 88697512641. May 2009. Definitely a band that deserved more consideration, Rocky's Filj broke up soon after the album was recorded. The album is jazz-rock oriented, but all the tracks have vocals, and Rocky's voice is very original.
Roil: Raft of the Meadows. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 80). Nov. 2014. Limited edition of 300 copies. This is the trio of Chris Abrahams (piano), Mike Majkowski (bass) and James Waples (drums), recorded in Sydney in 2013 & 2014
Rollins, Sonny: Freedom suite. Doxy Dig-A-Log (DOK213LP). 180 gr. LP + 2 extra tracks and bonus CD of the album! 15/03/12. Recorded in 1958, this historic album cemented Rollins' status as one of the greatest innovators in jazz. Experimenting for the first time with the "extended format" in a sax-led trio, Rollins and his all-star rhythm section (Oscar Pettiford on bass and Max Roach on drums) get down to business with the groundbreaking 19-minute "Freedom Suite", which Rollins uses to draw a parallel between freedom in music and freedom for African Americans in the 1950s. Featuring two bonus tracks, including the Roach / Pettiford original, "There Will Never Be Another You".
Rota, Nino: 8 e Mezzo. Doxy Cinematic (DOC103). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014.
Rota, Nino: Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). Doxy Cinematic (DOC104). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014. Soundtrack for Visconti's masterpiece!
Rota, Nino: La Dolce Vita. Doxy Cinematic (DOC102). Limited edition of 500 copies. May 2014. Legendary score from the legendary Fellini's movie. The music by Nino Rota is sometimes quasi-liturgical, sometimes jazz, sometimes rock; lurking beneath is the irreverence of tuba and accordions, and snatches of pop songs.
Roversi, Cristiano: AntiQua. Ma.Ra.Cash Records (MRC LP 02). 19/11/12. Solo project from Moongarden's keybardist! Says Roversi: "AntiQua is a strange land where time flows at a more natural pace, I don't really know if it's on our planet, or even if it exists in the past, present or future, near or far'AntiQua manifests when we need it, every time we give in to dreams and forget about the daily grind. It is a goblet of wine in a candlelit tavern."
Rovescio della Medaglia, Il: Contamination. Sony (88875121301). 180 gr. vinyl reissue. Sept. 2015.
Samadhi: S/T (VMLP124). New vinyl reissue with the original artwork, label replicas and remastered sound. €17
Sanchez, Antonio : Three Times Three. CAM Jazz (CAMJ 7891-1). Street date: 13-11-15. This special limited edition double LP contains three bonus tracks that are not included in the previously released CD: three drum solos by Antonio Sanchez, recorded in New York in December 2014 at Avatar Studios.
Sato, Masaru: The Throne Of Blood. OST. Doxy Cinematic (DOC128). Street date: 18-01-16. Limited edition first press of 500 copies on white vinyl. This is the chilling score for the Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, heavily based on traditional Japanese music and especially influenced by Noh dramas.
Savages, The: Live In The Studios Of Columbia University's WKCR On March 21, 1974. B13 (B209). Street date: 14/11/13. An absolutely electric performance from Sonny & Linda Sharrock, with their group, The Savages, recorded for NYC radio station WKCR. Sonny's guitar playing on this set is a revelation and Linda's wordless vocals complement it perfectly. Groove based experimental jazz at its absolute finest. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent yellow vinyl. €16
Schipa Jr., Tito: Orfeo 9. Vinyl Magic (VM134LP). 2LP. Oct. 2013. This double album was one of the first examples of pop operas in Italy. Influenced by classical music, Schipa released a beautiful work that can be hardly described as a proper rock album, but surely falls into the progressive music field. It featured for example Brainticket's leader Joel Vandroogenbroeck and drummer Tullio De Piscopo. Faithful reproduction of the original edition, including the additional lyrics booklet.
Schulze, Klaus: Midi Klassik. Vinyl Lovers (901301). 180 gr. 2LP. 31/05/12. Released briefly on CD in 1994 and never before released on vinyl, electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze gives here a new reading of well-known compositions by Smetana, Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, among others. €20
Schulze, Klaus: Mirage. Revisited Records (B0023P7ZW6). 2009 LP reissue. Will include a 16 page booklet in "original design". €19
Schulze, Klaus: X. Revisited Records. 26-06-2009 2LP reissue of the album from 78. Will include an impressive booklet in the "original design". €24
Scorch Trio with Mars Williams: Made in Norway. Rune Grammofon (RLP 2119). 09/11/11. Vinyl only release in a numbered, limited edition of only 500. White vinyl. Classic double live album from this free spirited international trio, this time expanded with Chicago sax player Mars Williams. Recorded at Oslo´s Café Mono and at the Nattjazz festival in Bergen, both in May 2011, this fully shows how new drummer Frank Rosaly now is a perfect partner to founders Raoul Björkenheim (guitar) and bass player Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, not to mention Williams who fits in perfectly with only a minimum of rehearsals before these concerts. The interplay is simply stunning and the sound is of studio quality. Sporting a beautiful gatefold sleeve this is simply a great package all around.
Semiramis: Dedicato a Frazz (1973). TRI 1004 LP. New reissue in 180 gr. vinyl LP for collectors of the unique Semiramis Italian progresive album from 1973. Now available in limited edition LP with green vinyl. Only 200 copies available!
Senogul: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-001 LP). 2008. 2LP release of the debut album by a Spanish instrumental band hailing from Asturias. Mediterranean flavored prog rock crossed with jazz-rock. €22
Sensation's Fix: Fragments of light. Ltd. Edition. Superior Viaduct (SV027 LP). Dec. 2013. Reissue of this stellar proggy krautrock debut album, originally released on Polydor in 1974. Fluid, meditative guitar leads and innovative use of synthesizers, combined with a noted lack of percussion (and vocals) on all but a few songs, have drawn comparisons to Kosmische legends Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh.
Seven That Spells: Black Om Rising. 28/11/14. More heavy stoner-psych from the highly regarded Croatian unit! Edition on black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. Also availavle on red vinyl
Siena Root: Different Realities. Headspin Records (HSLP314). 17/10/09. Limited 180 gram vinyl issue of the 4th album from this Swedish quartet, housed in a deluxe gatefold 'embossed' sleeve! We get here 2 long tracks, divided into 10 pieces, whereof the first section is a classic Siena Root sounding experience, recalling bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, but with a more psychedelic edge. The 2nd part is an Indian inspired piece filled with stoned moments, sitars, tablas and of course electric instruments.
Shub Niggurath: Les Morts Vont Vite. Replica (RPC13). Street date: 03/09/15. Having been sold out on CD for quite some time now, it's great to see this legendary debut album from '86 reissued on vinyl!
Simmons, Sonny: Music From The Spheres. €12
Simone, Nina: At Carnegie Hall. Doxy ACV 2LP(ACV4002). Feb. 2014. Limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV) (scroll and check definition at Doxy Audiophile). This concert held on May 12th 1963 was her first at the famous venue. Side 3 & 4 consist in exceptional bonus tracks!! €16
Simone, Nina: Nina At Town Hall. 4 Men With Beards 4m129 180 Gr. LP. One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "The Other Woman," and "Wild Is the Wind." with supportive work from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al "Tootie" Heath. €17,5
Simone, Nina: The Amazing Nina Simone. 4 Men With Beards 4m126 180 Gr. Nina's second LP, originally released in 1959.€17,5
Slits, The: Cut. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M506). Originally released in 1979, the debut from British all-girl post-punk band The Slits is available on 180 gram vinyl for the first time. Mixing a punk attitude and D.I.Y style with reggae rhythms and dub recording techniques, The Slits made some of the most avant pop of the period, which still sounds fresh and innovative today. €18
Soft Machine: Live at Het Turfschip, Netherlands, 31 January 1970. Vinyl Lovers 180 gr. 2LP (901240). 12/01/12. Especially interesting if only because this double LP represents the only existing recording of a very rare and short-lived quintet version of the band. Sax/ flute player Lyn Dobson was the fifth member here, left over from the band's days as a septet. Just three months later Dobson would move on, leaving the classic Ratledge-Dean-Hopper-Wyatt line-up in place. €20
Soft Machine: Live at Royal Albert Hall in London on 13th August 1970. B 13 (B218). Green vinyl, red lettering, limited edition of 500 copies. July 2014.
Soft Machine: The Earliest Recordings. B13 (B159). Format: 140 gram LP on clear vinyl in PVC sleeve with blue lettering & red label (limited edition 500 copies). This is actually a selection of tracks taken from OOP Voiceprint releases: Canterburied Sounds Vol. 1 & 3 + Daevid Allen Trio live in 1963 (at London's Marquee club). €16
Solal, Martial: Breathless (À Bout de Souffle) - Original Soundtrack. Doxy DOY665LP. Gatefold 180 gr. 45 rpm LP with inside pocket. 31/05/12. Don't miss this deluxe vinyl edition of the original soundtrack to Jean Luc Godard's 1960 masterpiece À Bout de Souffle. For the soundtrack, Godard enlisted the talents of Martial Solal, a member of the Parisian jazz scene whose low key approach gave the film exactly the ambience it needed to exude "young, cool and sexy" from every pore ... which it still does with surprising efficacy, more than 50 years later. €16
Solal, Martial: A Bout De Souffle. Doxy (DOC 111). Sept. 2014. New reissue
Som Ambiente: S/T. Whatmusic. April 2004. A cool and funky covers album showcasing the anonymous talents of later brazilian supergroup Azymuth!
Som Imaginario: S/T. Street date: 15/11/08. Sweet Dandelion (SWDDL713). Limited edition (500 copies), with remastered sound and preserving the original artwork. This debut album from 1970 is full of psychedelic effects and pounding beats, all blended with traditional Brazilian styles like Samba and Bossanova, and with that special magic that music out of this country has. Finally reissued in vinyl, this is the key to completing your Brazilian psych collection. €18
Sonic Youth: Live At Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX, November 26, 1988. Radio Silence (RSL13009). Shipping date: 02/07/15. This live performance would turn out to be one of the most highly regarded live dates in the group's history and captures the touring SY at their noisiest and gnarliest, proving once and for all that they were the best and most important indie-rock group of the 80's (and beyond).
Sorrenti, Jenny: Com'è Grande Enfermidade (PS 054). 180 gr. LP. Street date: 18/05/12. New album by ex Saint Just vocalist. Her voice is better than ever and if you are into Celtic folk like Enya or Clannad, this LP is for you! Sung in italian and in other languages and dialects. Limited signed copy!
Spalding, Esperanza: Junjo. Ayva Music (AYVALP 036). 18/05/11. Limited Edition vinyl pressing (Audiophile Grade 180 Gram Vinyl). Esperanza Spalding's debut recording project, the nine-track Junjo includes original works by Esperanza, pianist Aruán Ortiz and drummer Francisco Mela in addition to handpicked classics by Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti , pianist Jimmy Rowles (The Peacocks) and Chick Corea (Humpty Dumpty).
Special Providence: Soul Alert (HRLP 1303). 2013. LP release of the Hungarian band's third album (2012 as CD).
Spettri: 2973 La Nemica dei Ricordi. Black Widow (BWR174LP). 30/04/15. New album by the Fiorentine band. Epic guitars and Hammond still lead the scene while addition of sax perfectly complements the colors of the music spectrum. The powerful rhythm section speeds the heart beat on evocative vocals. The new LP has is the first one available after many years fully AAA! Recorded trough Neve 1976 desk on a 2" 24 track tape recorder, mixed and mastered on ¼" original 70's recorders.
Spirits Burning: Alien Injection. Black Widow BWR103. 2LP. A free-will multi-participant association founded by American musician, composer and producer Don Falcone.
Splashgirl: Hibernation. Hubro (HUBROLP3559). 06-11-15. For the description, see the CD section. This edition is a deluxe 2LP edition (500 copies, gatefold cover, 180g vinyl, 45 rpm)
Spock's Beard: The Kindness Of Strangers 2LP+CD. Street date: 08-01-16. Deluxe 2LP with gatefold cover, pressed on 180 gram black vinyl. As bonus the CD of the album is included
Stalteri, Arturo: Andrè sulla Luna. Sony (88691989001) LP reissue of the debut solo album (79) by the mastermind behind the cult band Pierrot Lunaire. Street date: 13/04/12.
Stevens, Leith: The War Of The Worlds. Doxy Cinematic (DOC106). June 2014. Limited edition LP with a deluxe 3-panel poster cover. The score is presented here in a unedited version remastered by Roberto Zamori.
Stork: Bells of Sunday. ILK White Label (ILK219LP). 10/06/14. Limited edition of 100 copies. Toldam's compositions and arrangements consist of carefully tailored sketches which are a perfect ground for urgent collective and individual improvisations. The jazz tradition is regarded as a question instead of an answer, where love for simple and meaningful rituals unfolds itself through edgy contrast between solemn motifs, avant-garde retrieves and hip beats.
Stormy Six: Un Biglietto Del Tram. Vinyl Magic VM 096 LP. 27/04/12. This classic album from 75 is finally back, here officially reissued for the very first time as a 180 gr. audiophile black vinyl, with a faithful reproduction of the original release artwork.
Stratos, Demetrio: Cantare la Voce. Sony LP reissue (88875135322). Sept. 2015.
Stratos, Demetrio: Metrodora. Sony LP reissue (88875135312). Sept. 2015.
Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds Of Sun Ra vol.1 + Vol. 2. Picture Discs LP 180 gram Get Back (GET 1004P & 1005P). 65. Considered to be one of Sun Ra's finest mid '60s recordings - moreover his quintessential - The Heliocentric Worlds saw Sun Ra conducting group improvisations of a music that is extraordinary, unique and without precedent. €16
Sun Ra: Jazz In Silhouette. Rumble Records (RUM2011115LP). 11-02-16. Reissue.
Sun Ra: Nothing Is. Get Back Picture Disc LP 180 Gr. (GET 1007P). This ESP-Disk' release was recorded during a tour of New York State colleges at the peak of the free-jazz revolution in 1966. €16
Sun Ra: Space Is The Place. Sutro Park 2LP(SP10041DLP). Jan. 2016. Limited edition of 500 on clear vinyl. This is the soundtrack to the legendary Sun Ra film, Space Is The Place. Featuring some of Sun Ra's most adventurous and uncompromising compositions ever, the soundtrack incorporates vocal chants, harsh synthesizer and organ blasts along with film dialogue, heavy percussion and just all around weirdness. Featuring cover art by members of the legendary Ant Farm art collective.
Sun Ra: The Saturn Singles Vol. 1: 1954-1958. Jeanne Dielman (JD103). 17-03-16. Though the genres showcased here are more pop than the world has come to expect from Sun Ra, the vibe and feel is purely cosmic, producing some of the wildest, strangest R&B ever created on this side of the sun!
Sun Ra Quartet: The Mystery Of Being: Voice Studio Rome 2, 7, 8, 13 January, 1978. Klimt Records 3LP Boxset (MJJ316TLP). Dec. 2013. Sun Ra's legendary 1978 Italian studio sessions, now available together for the first time ever on vinyl! Long sought-after by collectors, these extremely rare studio sessions were originally released in 1978 as two double LPs (New Steps and Other Voices, Other Blues) on the mysterious Italian jazz label, Horo Records. They have never been reissued on vinyl (and only partially reissued on CD) until now!
Supertramp: Breakfast In America. €15
Surman, John & Warren, John: Tales Of The Algonquin. Klimt Records (MJJ374). Street date: 14/04/14. Long sought after by jazz collectors across the globe, this album, originally released in 1971, is one of the finest artifacts of the British modal and free jazz scene of the 1960s/1970s. Johns Surman and Warren, like their contemporary Mike Westbrook, take the big band form and flip it on its head by incorporating elements of modal, free, and progressive jazz. The results are powerful and this album is perhaps the greatest example of that quintessentially British jazz style.
Swans: The Burning World (IF02). May 2014. LP reissue.
Szabo, Gabor: In Budapest. Moiras Records (MOIRAS007LP). Street date: 30/12/08. The Hungarian-born jazz guitar legend was at the peak of his career in 1974, when he first visited his abandoned homeland after 18 years of absence. He was invited by the Hungarian Television to record a few tracks with session musicians of his choice.
Tangerine Dream: The Deep Run To Vegas. Lilith Picture Disc (LR329). Oct. 2014. These rare recordings trace the band in their initial experimental period, from Ultima Thule & Asteroid Agenda in 1972 to Run To Vegas in 1978.
Taylor, Cecil: Jazz Advance. Doxy ACV audiophile Series (ACV2035). 30/10/14. This was the debut album by pianist Cecil Taylor, recorded for the Transition label on September 14, 1956. The album features performances by Taylor with bass player Buell Neidlinger, drummer Denis Charles and saxophonist Steve Lacy. First edition of 500 numbered copies.
Taylor, Cecil: Live At The Café Montmartre. Doxy ACV audiophile Series (ACV4004). Sept. 2014. Recorded in Copenhagen, November 23, 1962. A numbered first press of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).
Taylor, Cecil: Looking Ahead. Doxy ACV audiophile Series (ACV2034). 30/10/14. One of Taylor's earliest recordings! First edition of 500 numbered copies.
Television: Adventure. 4 Men With Beards 180 gram LP (4M507). Adventure portrays the dreamier side of this groundbreaking 1970s band. €18
Television: Live at the Old Waldorf, June 29, 1978. B 13 (B190). 140 Gr. clear vinyl in clear PVC sleeve (ltd. ed. 500 copies). Jan. 2013. A professionally recorded live performance, just two months after the release of their second LP, Adventure.€16
Tennors & Friends: Reggae Girl. Grover (GRSPLP001) 180 gr. LP + bonus CD. Nov. 2014. Long awaited, legit re-issue of one of the most collectible albums in reggae history, originally on the Big Shot label from 1968. Don't sleep on this or it will be gone!
Teoremi, I: I Teoremi. AMS 45 LP. 07/10/11. Originally released in 1972 on the small Polaris label, this debut album with a sound strongly influenced by hard rock is now reissued as a perfect replica of the original, with a textured gatefold cover and a flap on the right side. The first 300 copies are printed on white vinyl. €25
The Trio: S/T. Klimt Records (MJJ367DLP). 2LP. Street date: 21/11/13. This is a monster of avant-garde and free jazz, originally released on the Dawn label in 1970. It lined up Barre Phillips on bass, Stu Martin on drums and English saxophonist John Surman! €20
Three Monks: Neogothic Progressive Toccatas. Black Widow (BWR 132 LP). June 2011. A fantastic mix of 19th century classical romanticism and heavy prog, all centered around magnificent church organs!
Thieves Kitchen: The Clockwork Universe. Plane Groovy (GRV038). Limited edition of 250 copies. Includes an insert sheet with printed lyrics, first copies are signed!
Time Travellers: Chapters III & IV. Presence Records (PRELP-030). This is the 2nd opus released by this Finnish outfit mixing prog, space rock with the energy of a power rock trio
Tito Puente and His Orchestra : Dance Mania. So Far Out 180 Gr. LP (OUT5010LP). 08/08/13. Originally released in 1958, Dance Mania is amongst a handful of late 50's Latin LPs that took the sounds of mambo, cha cha, and guaguanco, out of Spanish Harlem and Puerto Rico and into the mainstream of America. Featuring conga master Ray Barretto
Toussaint, Allen: Life, Love and Faith. 4menwithbeards (4M213LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. 1972's Life, Love And Faith was Toussaint's first album for Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. €17
Toussaint, Allen: Southern Nights. 4menwithbeards (4M214LP). 180 gr. LP. 29/03/12. This was Allen Toussaint's 1975 "swing for the fences" attempt at an all out masterpiece. Somewhat of a concept album, with reoccurring instrumental themes usually based on the title track popping up between songs, this album spawned at least two hits for other artists. €17
Travelling: Voici La Nuit Tombée. Souffle Continu. 500 copies in black vinyl (FFL012/RED06), 200 copies in transparent yellow vinyl (FFL012/RED06C), 350g carton cover, with OBI.
Trees: Live! Klint (MJJ341LP). Street date: 31/05/12. Extremely rare live in studio recordings of one of England's most superlative female-fronted acid folk bands, recorded in 1971 and 1972 with DJ Bob Harris for BBC Radio 1. Formed in London in 1969, Trees have been likened to a more psychedelic Fairport Convention. These are mostly tracks that never appeared on either one of their studio albums (The Garden Of Jane Delawney and On The Shore both released on CBS in 1970), making it an especially significant addition for collectors. €15
Trettiåriga Kriget: Efter Efter. Mellotronen. 15/08/11. This album concludes the trilogy that began with "The Fire of Years" in 2004, Trettioåriga Kriget's amazingly strong comeback after twenty years. Vinyl edition (MELLOLP10) or multicoloured limited vinyl edition (MELLOLP10COL)
Tribo Massahi: Estrelando Embaixador. Zaq (zaq125). Nov. 2014. This album is built on some candomblé-inspired psychedelic party music, taking the Afro-Brazilian sound into some wild territory. It's a heady mix of tropicalismo, chimed guitar, conversational chatter, studio fuckery, and heavy percussion with a female chorus.
Triode: On n'a pas fini d'avoir tout vu. Souffle Continu. 500 copies in black vinyl (FFL011/RED03), 200 copies in orange vinyl (FFL011/RED03C), 350g carton cover with OBI.
Tugs: Europa Minor. AMS 221 LP. 180gr. vinyl LP edition including a maxi 8-page 30x30cm booklet. See under CD for the detailed description of the album
Turner, Ike & Tina: Dynamite! Rumble Records (RUM2011060LP). Street date: 20/03/2014. The second Ike & Tina Turner LP was comprised of 1961-1962 recordings made in the midst of their rigorous touring schedule along the fabled "chitlin' circuit" and in between club residencies in their home base of St. Louis. €15
Tyner, McCoy: Inception. Doxy (DOX890LP) 180 gr. vinyl. 11/07/13. This album was the pianist's debut and is essentially the John Coltrane Quartet minus Coltrane as it features Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. €16
Tyner, McCoy: Live at Newport. Doxy Audiophile Clear Vinyl Series (ACV2022). July 2014. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies
Tømrerclaus: S/T. Transubstans (TRANSV15G) green vinyl. 04/10/14. Legendary 1978 release from Danish guitar guru Tømrerclaus. A massive feast in distorted Jimi Hendrix inspired tracks, performed on both guitars, and distorted cellos!
Umiliani, Pieri: La Legge Dei Gangsters (Gangster's Law). Dagored (RED228C). Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies on coloured 2LP, planned for release as a 2016 Record Store Day Exclusive.
Umiliani, Pieri: L'Uomo Nello Spazio. Dagored (RED301). Shipping date: 23/04/15. Limited edition of 500 copies on transparent clear blue vinyl. First ever reissue.
Umiliani, Pieri: La Morte Bussa Due Volte. AMS LP 101. Release date: 18/01/2016. Limited edition on solid silver vinyl. On this album, originally released on LP in 1969 by
Cinevox Record, Umiliani writes a soundtrack that mixes soul, jazz, bossa nova and lounge, which recalls the works of Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones, with a vague lighthearted and easygoing flavour, part of Umiliani's typical trademark.
Umiliani, Pieri: Le Isole dell'Amore. AMS102LP. Dec. 2015. This faithful reproduction of the original 1970 edition is the first reissue ever of this album, pressed on transparent blue vinyl.
Umiliani, Pieri / Baker, Chet: Smog. 2LP Doxy Cinematic (DOC106). June 2014. The long forgotten soundtrack to a hip early 1960s Italian cult movie, with music by Piero Umiliani and the legendary Chet Baker. Helen Merrill's vocal theme is just outstanding, rarely bettered, the jazz is playful, mysterious and charming. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Uno: S/T (VMLP 109). When Osanna disbanded, two of their members went to form the new group UNO, this was in 1974. That same year, they released their only album, musically quite similar to the late Osanna prog-folk sound. New reissue with the original gatefold cover, replica of the labels and 180 grams vinyl.
L'Uovo Di Colombo: S/T. AMSLP18. street date: 20/10/2010. Never reissued on vinyl before, here's a great sounding 180g high quality vinyl of the sole album released in 1973 by this Italian super group, with the very good voice of Toni Gionta , later singer in Cherry Five. He is backed by a keyboard/bass/drums trio in perfect Le Orme style, with occasional use of acoustic and electric guitar. €20
Ut New Trolls: Do Ut Des. AMS/IMM 1012LP. 2013. See the CD section for the description
V/A: Musiques Electroniques En France 1974-1984 Vol. 1. Replica (RPC15). Street date: 03/09/15. This compilation in 2 volumes aims at introducing the pioneers of electronic music, who are generally little known or completely anonymous, to the public. It is often not really acknowledged but, early in the 70?s, and thanks to the commercialization of the first financially accessible synthesizers, some adventurous French musicians decided to adopt this instrument and add it to their musical palette. Some of the analog synthesizers that have since become legends, such as the VCS3, the Synthi AKS by EMS, the Mini-Moog, the ARP 2600 or the Odyssey, were even chosen to be used as their basic and principal means of creation. All of them created a remarkable and truly original music. Vol. 1 includes tracks by Heldon, Patrick Comelade, Patrick Vian and more ...
V/A: Musiques Electroniques En France 1974-1984 Vol. 2. Replica (RPC16). Street date: 03/09/15. Vol. 2 includes tracks by Lard Free, Richard Pinhas, Video Aventures and more ...
V/A: Orfeu Negro. Doxy Cinematic (DOC117). 26/05/15. This movie and its soundtrack had a major role in leveraging Bossa Nova popularity outside of Brazil. First press of 500 copies.
V/A: Slop 'N' Mash Vol. 1: Early Jamaican Classics 1958-62. (SLOP63001). July 2014. Pressed on 140-gram black vinyl, this is the first volume in a great rocksteady/ska/reggae compilation series.
V/A: Slop 'N' Mash Vol. 2: Early Jamaican Classics 1958-62. (SLOP63002). July 2014. Pressed on 140-gram black vinyl, this is the second volume in a great rocksteady/ska/reggae compilation series.
V/A: Slop 'N' Mash Vol. 2: Early Jamaican Classics 1958-62. (SLOP63003). July 2014. Pressed on 140-gram black vinyl, this is the third volume in a great rocksteady/ska/reggae compilation series.
Van Der Graaf Generator: H To He, Who Am The Only One. Four Men with Beards (4M217LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Originally released on Charisma in 1970, this is the 3rd album from Peter Hammill's legendary British prog group. €17
Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts. Four Men with Beards (4M218LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1971 and 4th album from the band, Pawn Hearts is an absolute classic of British progressive and cosmic space rock. €17
Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other. Four Men with Beards (4M216LP). Dec. 2011. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue. Released in 1970, it is technically the 2nd Van Der Graaf Generator album, but is the first with the full band. Recorded in late 1969 at the cutting edge Trident Studios. €17
Van Der Graaf Generator : Aerosol Grey Machine. LP. €15,00
Veloso, Caetano: Caetano Veloso. Lilith Dig-A-Log LR337. 23/02/12. 180 gr. LP + free CD of the album. Originally released in 1968, Caetano Veloso's debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles: Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, which fused Brazilian music with pop, psychedelia and social awareness. €16
Velvet Underground: Live in Dallas, TX: 28 October 1969. B13 (B158). 03/05/12. 140 gr. clear purple vinyl in transparent PVC sleeve with yellow lettering; limited edition of 500 copies. Some of the material included here was once released on the Velvet Underground Live album, but with a bad audio quality, due to Mercury's use of third or fourth generation tapes. However, the first generation tapes have since resurfaced and the difference in sound quality (heard here) is a welcome one! €16
Venetian Power: The Arid Land. Vinyl Magic (VMLP159). 21/03/14. First reissue ever by Vinyl Magic, a faithful reproduction of the 1971 original LP: an item which is practically impossible to find in any way!!! This 15-piece group from Venezia can hardly be described as a prog band and was in fact a theatre group formed by composer Claudio Ambrosini to represent his "The Arid Land" play in Northern Italy.
Victor Peraino's Kingdom Come: Journey in Time. Black Widow (BWR 157). Street date: 09-04-14. See the CD section for description of the content.
Vitet, Bernard: La Gu?pe. Souffle Continu Records (FFL010). August 2015. Limited Edition of 500 copies on black and 200 on white vinyl. 350 Gr. sleeve with Obi strip, reverse printing. Bernard Vitet was a key figure in the French free jazz / improv scene of the early 70's. This mythical avant jazz LP is the result of a truly magical session he put together in December '71. Not just free jazz from the 70's it has some 20th Century elements that recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian Cramps label.
Waits, Tom: Live At Ivanhoe Theater, Chicago, IL - November 21st, 1976. B 13 (B206). Street date: 14/11/13. This Chicago live date is one of the finest sessions (both in terms of performance and recording quality) from the 76-77 world tour. Featuring his classic backing group of the time, The Nocturnal Emissions, this is Waits' at his drunken, pessimistic best. Limited edition of 500 copies on clear vinyl.
Walrus: S/T. The Electricity Recording Company (ELPS-201). LP release! Not to be confused with the British band from the 70's, this one comes from Sweden. While early German Electronic Kraut Rock seems to be in the band's collective DNA, that's just a small part of it. The roots of their music may be firmly planted in age old Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, but their branches reach well into the future to a new kind of Post-Rock perhaps. And theirs is a sound that changes constantly. Going from pastoral and emotional to jugular aggression in mere seconds, the band ebbs and flows, back and forth, creating spectacular atmospheres and moods. Building tension and tearing it down, telling stories and painting pictures. There is nothing quite like it.
Waterloo: First Battle. Guerssen (GUESS 061). Street date: 02/09/09. Originally released in 1970, this is the sole output by the Belgian band, blending progressive rock and heavy prog, with an obvious Jethro Tull influence. This first ever official vinyl reissue offers high quality standards including an insert with extensive liners and photos.
Web: I Spider. Klimt Records (MJJ354LP). Gatefold LP with inside pocket. Jan. 2013. Third and last album from 1970 before the name changed to Samurai. €16
Weidorje: S/T. Replica (RPC10). Shipping date: 30/04/15. 180 gr. vinyl reissue.
White Willow: Storm Season. Remastered and with new artwork, here's a limited edition of 200 copies on blue vinyl. December 2015.
Wicked Minds: Visioni, Deliri e Illusioni. Black Widow BWR 136 LP. June 2011. See description for the CD edition at the top of this page!
Wilen, Barney: Un T?moin Dans la Ville. Doxy Cinematic (DOC 126). 02/12/15. Having already played on a film soundtrack with Miles Davis on Luis Malle's "Ascenseur pour l'?chafaud", Barney Wilen -- still barely in his 20s - got the opportunity to compose the score for another French film that used jazz as a background, "Un T?moin Dans La Ville". Judging by the present album the result is most convincing; one couldn't hope for a better marriage, so perfect is the way the music suits the image and vice versa. The soundtrack is coupled on the B side with the more freely jazzy studio album "Jazz Sur Seine", which teams Wilen with three-fourths of the original Modern Jazz Quartet (with Milt Jackson on piano only, of all things, Percy Heath on bass, and Clarke), plus the Latin percussion of Gana M'Bow. Wilen gets more of a chance to stretch out and reveal his swinging, warm tenor tone; Jackson is quite competent as a comping accompanist and in fairly fluent, right-handed bop flurries.
Williamson, Harry / Smyth, Gilli / Allen, Daevid: Stroking The Tail Of The Bird. Vinyl Lovers (901462). 180 Gr. vinyl + 7" Bonus! 25/07/13. Previously released under the Mother Gong moniker, this album compiled recordings that span from the 70's to the 90's. Glissando guitars and meditative synths combine to make timeless and ethereal psychedelia on par with Allen's best work in Gong. €16
Wilson, Steven: Catalogue / Preserve / Amass. May 2012. Strictly limited to 2000 copies, here's an album of live recordings made during Wilson's solo tour in October 2011. Side two of the album is filled by one track, the 23 minutes long "Raider II"
Wilson, Steven: Unreleased Electronic Music. Burning Shed. Second black vinyl edition of this deluxe 2 LP reissue of the long out of print CDR, including one 9 minute bonus track. Comes in a full-colour gatefold sleeve designed by Lasse Hoile, featuring an SW self-portrait photograph on the front. A collection of music recorded by SW between 1990-2003 in an electronic vein that did not find a home in any of his other projects.
Wisdoom, The: Hypothalamus. Heavy Psych Sounds (HPS015). Street date: 13/02/14. The Wisdoom is a doom/sludge/heavy psych band based in Rome (Italy) and formed at the end of 2010. This is their first full length album, with 4 brand new songs for 45 minutes of pure ecstatic violence through a desperate and lysergic trip over sleep phases. Hypothalamus will be released in a limited edition of 600 copies (200 with white cover and white marbled vinyl, 200 copies with black cover and pink vinyl, 200 copies with black cover and clear vinyl).
Wonder, Stevie: Live At The Regal Theater, Chicago, June 1962. Mr. Suit (SUITABLE1331). 15/01/15. Included here is the hit performance along with the rest of Wonder's show that evening, a night during which he and the backing Motortown band were absolutely ON FIRE. Limited numbered edition of 300 copies on yellow vinyl with red splatter.
Nate Wooley, Hugo Antunes, Chris Corsano: Malus. NoBusiness Records (NBLP 73). 2014. Limited edition of 300 copies!
Wyatt, Robert: The End of an Ear. Cherry Red Phonograph (CRP201). 09/09/13. Featuring significant contributions from his Soft Machine bandmate Elton Dean, amongst others, The End Of An Ear is the first solo and one of the more adventurous titles in Robert Wyatt's catalog. It's an album much more in line with the electronic jazz experimentation of Miles Davis and the avant-garde than the singer-songwriter material Wyatt would later be known for.
Yes: Heaven & Earth. Soulfood (PRELP 086C-2). 17/10/14. 2LP limited edition (500 copies) on 180gr. white vinyl, with plastic cover
Yes: Time And A Word. MOV (MOVLP988). 180 Gr. vinyl. Release date: 17/01/14. LP reissue of the 2nd album, with insert
Yes: Union. 3LP Hard Cover limited sleeve edition! Oct. 2014
Zao: Z = 7L. 180 gram gatefold LP reissue on the label Replica (RPC07). 30/10/14. Debut album (73) by the French band founded by ex-Magma members "Jeff" Seffer (saxophone, clarinet) and François "Faton" Cahen (pianos).
Zappa, Frank: Muffin Man, Vol. 1 (2LP). 02-10-15. Double LP on 180-gram blue vinyl. A recording of Zappa's 1975 show in Providence, with a line-up including Captain Beefheart. This is the first installment of two from that ground breaking performance.
Zappa, Frank & The Mothers of Invention: Live At BBC. BRR4000LP. Nov. 2015. Single-sided splatter vinyl LP with remastered sound. Taped in the BBC studios in 1968, Frank Zappa starts off this legendary broadcast by thanking the BBC for featuring creative music, most of which could never be heard on American radio. Very Frank style! The improvisations take on a similar turn including the reference to "King Kong"? with a fabulous performance. What makes this recording unique is the excellent performance of "In The Sky". Sung in a high-pitched voice by Roy Estrada, it's a fantastic doo-wop performance in complete contrast to the complex jazz-rock in the rest of the telecast.
Zem: S/T. PAT Records (PAT-004 LP). 2008. Newer Spanish prog outfit, offering here a music with a strong jazz-rock flavour, sustained by a very efficient rhythm section; the originality comes from the choice of vibraphone as main solo instrument, battling with sax and flute or guitars (including synth guitar), performed by the band's leader. €18
ZNR: Barricade 3. Superior Viaduct (SV071). 28/07/15. This long out-of-print vinyl reissue reproduces the original gatefold design including illustration by Don Van Vliet.
Zushi, Naoki : III. Klimt Records (MJJ371LP). 28/11/13. Japanese guitarist Naoki Zushi was a founding member of 80s noise rock legends Hijokaidan, and has played on many albums with psychedelic folk group Nagisa Ni Te, as well as recording under his own name since the late 80s. His third solo album, appropriately titled III, was originally released only on CD in 2005. A beautiful piece of meditative and progressive folk-rock that harkens back to the best albums of the 70's, III is issued here on LP for the first time. €15
Zzebra: S/T. Sireena Records (SIR4017). Street date: 20/08/12. 180 gr. LP reissue of this album from 1974, between jazz-rock and art rock, added a decent shot of Nigerian folk music; with ex members of brassy band If!
Øresund Space Collective: Different Places. Nov. 2015. Limited edition of 300 coloured /gatefold / hand numbered copies. This marks the 20th Øresund Space Collective release. The music presented on the deluxe 3LP gatefold (or double CD) was recorded by a very special group of musicians from Sweden and Norway (plus Dr Space-Denmark) at the Black Tornado studio in Copenhagen.
Øresund Space Collective: Entering into the Space Country. Kommun 216. 15/06/11. This is the 3rd vinyl and 10th proper release by the Øresund Space Collective, the first to feature guitarist Claus Bøhling (Hurdy Gurdy, Secret Oyster, Elektrum) who joined them in the studio. A huge jam party with 4 to 5 guitarists present plus other instruments too. There are a lot of guitar interactions and great melodic lines and solos by all.
Øresund Space Collective: Live at Roadburn 2010. Space Rock Productions (SRP03). 2LP. This is the 9th release by the space rock band from the Øresund region in Scandinavia, featuring members of Copenhagen and Malmö. Opening the Roadburn Festival on April 15th 2010, they delivered a totally improvised music for a packed audience of fans and enthusiastic lovers of psychedelic rock.
Øresund Space Collective: West, Space And Love. Street date: 03/08/12. LP limited edition (500 copies) of an album recorded on October 10-11th, 2009 at the Space Station Studio CPH, Copenhagen.
Ågren, Morgan: Batterie Deluxe. Transubstans Records (TRANSV31). Street date: 02-10-15. Vinyl edition of the drummer's solo album
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